Out on night ‘inspection’, DCW chief Swati Maliwal survives a scare 

NEW DELHI | Updated: 21 January, 2023 2:35 am IST

Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal was reportedly molested and “dragged by a car” for several meters opposite AIIMS in Delhi at about 3 am on Thursday. She was out to ‘inspect’ the safety of women on the streets of the national capital.

“Late last night I was inspecting the situation of women’s security in Delhi. A car driver molested me in an inebriated condition and when I caught hold of him, he locked my hand in the car window and dragged me. God saved a life. If the Chairperson of the Women’s Commission is not safe in Delhi, then imagine the situation,” she wrote in a tweet.

Delhi Police said that they arrested the accused driver identified as Harish Chandra, 47, a resident of Sangam Vihar, within half an hour after the matter was reported to them and booked him under sections 323, 341, 354, 509 of the IPC and 185 MV Act has been registered at Kotla Mubarak Pur police station.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal used the incident to hit out at L-G who VK Saxena.  “Law and order situation fast deteriorating in Delhi. LG, rather than taking steps to improve it, is busy playing dirty politics. He has called a series of meetings of Delhi govt officers today, which he has no powers to do, to further meddle and interfere in elected government’s functioning.”

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