DCW chief Swati Maliwal was “molested” and dragged on the road outside AIIMS by a drunk driver.


Police reported on Thursday that Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal was allegedly groped and pulled for 10 to 20 metres by a drunk motorist after her hand got caught in the glass of his car on the road near AIIMS.

The driver of the vehicle, Harish Chandra, 47, a Sangam Vihar resident, was detained on suspicion of molesting and intentionally causing bodily harm. According to authorities, he is being questioned.

According to police, they received a PCR call at 3:11 in the morning reporting that a man in a Baleno automobile had made lewd gestures toward a woman and was dragging her along the road.

“Our special patrolling vehicle had made the PCR call when the personnel noticed a lady outside the hospital,” said Chandan Chowdhary, DCP (South). Her name was Swati Maliwal… She said that an intoxicated driver of a Baleno pulled up next to her and begged her to sit inside with terrible intentions.

He invited her to sit in the car, and when she declined, he left before returning and asking her again. She resisted once again and walked up to his side to chastise him. Her hand became trapped when the car’s driver hurriedly rolled up the window. She was dragged for ten to fifteen metres.

At 3.12 am, the control room announced the event and began looking for the car. The PCR squad asked police officers from Kotla Mubarakpur to locate the vehicle at 3.15 am.

The groups arrived to the location at 3.20 am and the ACP also arrived at the location. Police claimed to have located the automobile and apprehended the suspect around 3.34 am.

According to the police, they responded to Maliwal’s testimony right away. “She has submitted a written complaint to us. The complainant and the vehicle’s driver were both taken for medical evaluations. The accused has been captured, according to the DCP.

Maliwal was reportedly present at the incident with her squad, according to the police.

Accused Harish Chandra, who had earlier in the day been brought before Link Metropolitan Magistrate Akansha Garg, has been remanded to judicial prison until February 2.





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