A Delhi Police constable has been suspended for allegedly sexually harassing a metropolitan magistrate with a Delhi court near the Yamuna ghat in south Delhi’s Jaitpur on Sunday.
The incident happened when the magistrate had gone to Yamuna ghat to perform some rituals with her husband and son.
The constable was allegedly drunk and misbehaved with the judge when she was sitting in her car. He tried to make a video of the complainant, used abusive language and threatened her when she objected, said a police officer.
An FIR was filed with the Jaitpur police station under sections 341 (wrongful restraint), 354-A (sexual harassment), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 509 (act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code.
According to the FIR, a copy of which is with HT, the judge had parked her car next to a police post near the ghat. “I went near Yamuna to perform some Hindu rituals. It took me around two minutes. Thereafter, I came back. As I was sitting in my car, I saw that a constable was taking photos of my car and me,” the magistrate said in her complaint.
When confronted, he replied, ‘jao jao yahan se, meri marzi’ (go away, it’s my wish). “From his way of walking and speech, I could find that he was completely drunk. He abused me in a filthy language,” she said in the complaint.
Shocked at his behaviour, the magistrate contacted the SHO of the Jaitpur police station as his mobile number was provided on the wall of the police post. The SHO asked her to wait and said that a team would reach immediately.
“I along with my husband and kid kept sitting in the car as we were apprehensive that the constable might do something as he was completely drunk,” she stated.
A few minutes later, a police team arrived after which the magistrate went outside her car. The moment she got down, the constable allegedly turned violent.
“To my utter surprise, none of the police officials tried to stop him. He came rushing towards me saying abhi dekhta hun, mujhse bachkar kidhar jayegi (Now let’s see who is going to save you),” she mentioned in the complaint. He allegedly claimed that he would lodge a false complaint against the magistrate and her husband.