BSP leader's son arrested for assaulting woman
The Delhi Police on Monday arrested Vivek Singh, the son of a BSP MLA, and agreed to provide security cover to the Russian woman who he had allegedly assaulted in Mehrauli.
"We have arrested Singh on multiple charges, including the Arms Act, in relation with the incident," said Chhaya Sharma, deputy commissioner of police (south).
Tatiana, 24, who is employed with a Gurgaon-based private firm, has been provided with four armed security personnel.
The woman on Monday said that someone dropped off her passport, credit cards and mobile phone in a polythene bag at her doorstep.
The accused had allegedly snatched the things from her on February 29.
The Russian-origin SIM card, however, was found missing from her mobile phone.
While speaking to HT, Tatiana, a resident of Mehrauli in Delhi, said that she had received a call from Delhi Police on Monday saying that four armed policemen, including an assistant sub inspector, would remain with her from Tuesday.
“I feel safe knowing that four armed police personnel will protect me,” she said.
“Surprisingly, I also happened to get my passport, bank plastic cards and mobile phone on Monday morning. At about 8.20am, when I was stepping out of my home, I found a polybag with my name on it. The bag was carrying all the articles that Vivek had snatched from me on February 29,” Tatiana added.
Naveen Chhabra, the counsel for Tatiana, however, said that the mobile phone dropped off at her doorstep did not have her Russian SIM card.
“This was probably done to destroy proof of all calls the accused made using her number, before the incident took place,” he added.
Chhabra also said that the threatening calls that Tatiana had been getting on her new Indian mobile number, had stopped.
On Saturday, the Russian woman had claimed that she had been receiving threat calls and text messages on her mobile phone.