Six arrested for stripping woman who helped bust liquor racket

Lester Mason
December 8, 2017

A woman who assisted the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) and the police to raid illegal liquor vends in outer Delhi area was thrashed by a group of people. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has termed the entire incident as "shameful" and "shocking".

Earlier yesterday, a mob led by accused Asha and other women from her Sansi community is said to have attacked Praveen and beaten her with rods.

The incident took place Thursday night when the woman, who is a volunteer with the Delhi Commission for Women, was part of a patrol party to identify illegal liquor shops in her area.

"The entire incident proves complete lawlessness and zero fear of law in the area and it is shocking that police did not take any action to protect these women", the DCW chief said.

Police later revealed that the victim was a member of the Nasha Mukti Panchayat in the area and had helped them in the past in curbing sale of illegal liquor in the slums.

DCW Chief Swati Maliwal demanded police protection for the victim and her family.

Police said they have arrested six men in connection with the attack on the woman, but denied the women was paraded naked.

"Utterly shocking and shameful that this is happening in the Capital". The DCP has been asked to appear before the panel on December 12th.

DCW has registered an FIR in the case of the attack on the woman and in the matter of liquor being sold illegally. She has iron rod marks on body & is still hospitalised!

Maliwal claimed to have received several complaints from the women residents regarding sale of illicit liquor and drugs in certain houses in the area.

However, Delhi Police's spokesperson, Madhur Verma has pointed out that 55 cases under the Excise Act had been registered against the bootleggers of this neighbourhood. DCP (Rohini) Rajneesh Gupta said the attackers were women of the Sansi community.

A Delhi Police spokesperson said: "Incorrect that the police post is 50 metres away".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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