Senior officials of Delhi Police of India went to Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi’s house. Indian media reported that the Delhi Police visited her residence at 12 Tughlaq Road on Sunday in response to the Congress leader’s statement that women are still being sexually assaulted on ‘Bharat Joro Yatra’.
Earlier on March 16, the police had issued a notice to the top Congress leader seeking details about the women who had spoken to Rahul about sexual harassment. The notice sought details about women who had approached Rahul with allegations of sexual harassment.
In view of this, a group of police went to Rahul’s house at 12 Tughlaq Lane on Sunday, NDTV said. On hearing this news, some top Congress leaders like Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Rajya Sabha MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Jairam Ramesh rushed to Rahul’s house.
In a statement made in Srinagar during the ‘Bharat Joro Yatra’, Rahul said, ‘I have heard that women are still being sexually assaulted’, police said. Delhi Police has asked Rahul for detailed information about these women, so that they can take legal action.
The Delhi Police team stayed at Rahul’s house for more than an hour. After that, the police team led by Special Commissioner Sagarpreet Hooda left Rahul’s house. After some time, the former Congress president was also seen leaving the house in a car.
Meanwhile, top Congress leaders say there is no legal basis for issuing a notice against Rahul either on his own initiative or on the basis of a complaint. Congress sees this as another form of police harassment.