The Delhi Police has ordered a vigilance inquiry into a complaint filed by Shilpi Marwaha,the actress who played Rashmi (Abhay Deols sister) in the film Raanjhaana,wherein she alleged that a sub-inspector had verbally abused her and illegally detained her for three hours at a police station in Northwest Delhi.
In her complaint,Shilpi said on July 29 she was going to ITO in an autorickshaw,when a Honda City rammed the auto at the Azadpur traffic signal,an area which is under the jurisdiction of the Adarsh Nagar police station.
A tiff between the drivers of the two vehicles ensued.
A PCR call was made,and a sub-inspector arrived at the spot to intervene.
Speaking to Newsline,Shilpi said,It was the fault of the driver of the Honda City. But,the sub-inspector took away the auto drivers licence and began harassing him. When I intervened on behalf of the auto driver,the sub-inspector spoke to me rudely and took me to the police station. The driver of the Honda City was let off.
The actress alleged that at the police station,the sub-inspector threatened to put her in jail.
He kept threatening me and asking me to leave,though I was a witness to the incident and wanted to give my statement. I kept asking him to just hear me out,but he wouldnt listen. He was just asked me to leave without recording my name and number, Shilpi said.
Hamari marzi hai,humein nahi sunana,nahi sunenge,nikal nahi toh pitegi buri tarah se (It is my wish. I do not want to listen,so I wont listen to you. If you dont leave,you will be beaten up, Shilpi said while quoting the sub-inspector in her complaint.
Shilpi also alleged that there were other policemen who witnessed the entire incident but didnt intervene.
The sub-inspector ordered women constables to hold me. The only question I raise is that should I leave a person getting hit in a case of road rage only because I know I will be targeted if I stand up to help? Was the SI not responsible for our safety? Shilpi said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northwest) N Gnana Sambandan said,A vigilance inquiry into the incident has been ordered. Action will be taken after we get the report.