After a couple of hours' wait outside Rahul Gandhi's residence, the Delhi Police entered the Congress leader's house on Sunday afternoon. The police, however, stated that they are just there to talk and seek information on the details of victims that suffered sexual harassment in Srinagar, as Rahul had mentioned in his speech.
"We held a meeting with Rahul Gandhi. He said he needs some time and will give us the information which we've asked for. Today we've served a notice which has been accepted by his office and if questioning needs to be done then we will do it," said Special CP(L&O) Sagar Preet Hooda
Rahul Gandhi also said it was a long yatra during which he met many people and needed time to compile it. He has assured the police that he will give the information soon and we will begin our proceedings as soon as we receive the information.
Delhi Police earlier in the morning reached Rahul Gandhi's residence on Sunday morning regarding the notice issued by them to the leader after his speech in Srinagar during the Bharat Jodo Yatra mentioned about sexual harassment of women.
Heavy police setup has been deployed outside Rahul Gandhi's residence since early morning on Sunday.
Police earlier on Thursday issued a notice to Rahul Gandhi asking him to share details about the victims of sexual harassment whom he mentioned in his speech in January this year in Srinagar during the Bharat Jodo Yatra. Delhi Police took cognizance of the social media posts and sent a questionnaire.
About Rahul Gandhi's remark in Srinagar
Referring to his experiences during the Bharat Jodo Yatra and to the problems faced by women, Gandhi had spoken of girl coming to him and talking about atrocities faced by her.
"In one particular case I asked a girl, she had been raped, I asked her should we call the police, she said that don't call the police then I will be shamed," Gandhi had said, according to police.
"Delhi Police has issued a notice to Congress MP Rahul Gandhi to give details about those victims who approached him regarding their sexual harassment to provide them security. Police took cognizance of the social media posts and sent questionnaires," a Delhi Police official told ANI.
Congress attacked the government and said it was rattled by Rahul Gandhi's questions on the Adani-Hindenburg row.
"A govt rattled by Rahul Gandhi's questions on PM Modi & Adani's relationship hides behind its police. 45-days after Bharat Jodo Yatra was completed, Delhi Police has, via a notice, sought details of women who met him & spoke about harassment & violence they may have faced," Congress said in a tweet.
Congress said that it'll respond to the notice
The party said that it will respond to the notice in due course in accordance with law."This notice is yet another proof of a govt in panic and their latest salvo to weaken democracy, women empowerment, freedom of expression and role of the opposition. Images are self-explanatory," it said.
Congress and several other opposition parties have been demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee to probe the Hindenburg-Adani issue. The BJP has upped the ante against Rahul Gandhi and Congress for his remarks on Indian democracy in the UK and sought an apology.
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