Russian alleges Delhi cops under pressure
The 24-year-old Russian woman, who was allegedly assaulted by the gun-wielding son of a BSP MLA from Uttar Pradesh on February 29 in her South Delhi house, is reportedly receiving threat calls and text messages on her mobile phone.
The lawyers of the woman — Tatiana — who is employed as an architect with a Gurgaon-based firm, claimed on Sunday that the Delhi Police budged under ‘some kind of pressure’ and did not book the accused under sterner sections of IPC. The lawyer also said that they would move the court in case the police failed to file stringent case against the accused.
“Despite the fact that the accused, Vivek Singh, barged into her house with a loaded gun and assaulted her before running away with her passport, credit cards and other documents. He forcibly held her captive for more than 15 to 20 minutes and continued to terrorise her. The police got away with filing mild Section 452 of IPC and 27 of Arms Act. She has a strong feeling that the police was functioning under some pressure,” said Gagan Chhabra, the counsel for the Russian girl, who hails from Samara in Russia.
Chhabra, who addressed media persons in the presence of Tatiana, today, said the Delhi police had refused to give a copy of the FIR to her. He said, “It was only after she engaged us and we managed to get the copy of the FIR on Friday. She has been receiving frequent threat calls as well as text messages on her phone to not pursue the case further. She under constant mental agony.”
Tatiana’s lawyer said that after the woman landed at the IGI airport on February 29 morning from Russia, the accused, who was known to her, called her up and offered to pick her up from the airport.
“As the relations between the two had turned sour, Tatiana refused his offer. As she reached home, Vivek barged into her house,” Chhabra added. Tatiana who knows a bit of Hindi, however, was asked to remain tightlipped.
A complaint in this regard had also been sent to the police commissioner and National Commission for Women.