Assault Row Gets Murkier;Jannat, Latika Sharma trade charges
Two days after Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) councillor Jannat Jahan alleged that she was harassed and assaulted by four youths, including Kalka BJP legislator Latika Sharma’s son, in a local hotel, the latter held a press conference on Sunday and denied the allegations.punjab Updated: Dec 28, 2015 11:20 IST
Two days after Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) councillor Jannat Jahan alleged that she was harassed and assaulted by four youths, including Kalka BJP legislator Latika Sharma’s son, in a local hotel, the latter held a press conference on Sunday and denied the allegations.
Meanwhile, Jannat has shot off a letter to the Haryana director general of police (DGP) for the registration of a case against Latika’s son. Even BSP general secretary and Rajya Sabha member Narendra Kashyap said the party would take up the issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and in Rajya Sabha.
However, the police are yet to register a case in the alleged assault case.
Addressing the media, Latika said: “Jannat has lodged a complaint a cover up for her husband’s misdeeds that day when he harassed a women. I was silent all this while as I was trying to understand what exactly had happened. I didn’t wanted to disclose the identity of the woman complainant. It is a matter of women’s reputation and hence we were avoiding coming out in the open until I realised that all this started with the woman being harassed by Jannat’s husband Hafiz Anwarul-Haq, who was in an inebriated state.”
The two complainants in this case, Surinder Singh, aka Pammy, and Mehak Bansal, who were also present at the press conference, alleged that Jannat’s husband, who was allegedly under the influence of liquor, harassed Mehak.
Latika said: “It is not ethical to give political colour everything. Her son, Aditya, a former student of DAV, Panchkula, who was also present, supported his mother’s arguments.
First Published: Dec 28, 2015 10:35 IST