Delhi court orders FIR against AAP’s Kumar Vishwas on molestation plea

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 17, 2016 10:01 IST
AAP leader Kumar Vishwas. A court has ordered filing of FIR against Vishwas on a plea of molestation by a party volunteer. (HT File Photo )

A Delhi court ordered lodging of an FIR against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas on a complaint filed by a party volunteer alleging that he molested her.

The court also gave police the liberty to arrest Vishwas if required during the investigation.

Metropolitan Magistrate Pankaj Sharma while pronouncing the order on Wednesday, also said the complaint accuses him of making “sexually coloured” remarks which requires probe.

“The facts of the complaint disclosed commission of cognizable offence. As mentioned in the complaint, accused made sexually coloured remarks and made advances towards the complainant which require police investigation and accordingly concerned SHO is directed to register an FIR on the basis of complaint and investigate the matter,” the magistrate said while allowing the complaint filed by the woman.

The court further said that “the investigation shall be done uninfluenced and arrest be made when required”.

The magistrate asked Delhi Police to file a status report in the case by Thursday.

The court had on February 24 reserved its order on the complaint in which the complainant claimed she had approached the police but no action was taken against the leader.

In its status report filed before the court, Delhi police had said during its probe, nothing was found to substantiate the allegations levelled by the complainant against Vishwas to register any criminal case against him.

The court had on December 21, last year asked the police to file a status report as to whether any FIR has been registered on the complaint.

The woman, in her complaint seeking registration of FIR against Vishwas, alleged that he had molested her in New Delhi.

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