Delhi police officials reached Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's residence on Sunday relating to his "women are still being sexually assaulted" remark during Bharat Jodo Yatra in Srinagar.
The police had issued a notice to the Congress leader on March 16 asking him for details of the women who approached him during the Yatra regarding sexual harassment.
We tried to get in touch with him but since it was not fruitful, we had reached here at his residence to collect the details of the women and start the investigation as soon as possible, said Special CP (Law and Order) Sagar Preet Hooda.
“We've come here to talk to him. Rahul Gandhi gave a statement in Srinagar on Jan 30 that during Yatra he met several women and they told him that they had been raped...We're trying to get details from him so that justice can be given to victims,” added Hooda.
Congress leader Pawan Khera criticised police for arriving at Rahul Gandhi's home. "Under which rule is the police coming to Rahul Gandhi's residence to take details of Bharat Jodo Yatra which got over 45 days back," said Khera while speaking to the media outside Rahul's residence.
"We will answer questions related to incidents mentioned during Bharat Jodo Yatra according to rules. They want to talk for women...What action did they take in Hathras, Kathua? Behind the police, it’s the government and we are not scared of government," he said.
Khera also added that they (BJP) is not letting the parliament function. "The government is scared. They tried to stop me and said you are not allowed inside. Is there a curfew? Is there section 144 imposed? said Khera.
A govt rattled by Shri Rahul Gandhi’s questions on PM Modi & Adani’s relationship hides behind its police.— Congress (@INCIndia) March 16, 2023
45-days after Bharat Jodo Yatra was completed, Delhi Police has, via a notice, sought details of women who met him & spoke about harassment & violence they may have faced. pic.twitter.com/XBJrWFsd5H
Delhi Police had issued notice to Rahul Gandhi on his 'women are being sexually assaulted' remark on Thursday. He made the remark during the Bharat Jodo Yatra and sought details of the victims so that action could be taken.
Taking cognisance of the social media posts, police had sent a questionnaire and asked him to give details about women who approached him regarding sexual harassment.
Meanwhile, Congress tweeted that a government rattled by Rahul Gandhi's questions on PM Modi and Adani's relationship hides behind its police.
“We will respond to the notice in the due course in accordance with law,” Congress had tweeted.
Reportedly, Rahul gave a statement in Srinagar during Bharat Jodo Yatra that "I have heard that women are still being sexually assaulted."