'Unprecedented': Rahul Gandhi's preliminary reply to Delhi Police notice

Unprecedented Rahul Gandhis preliminary reply to Delhi Police notice

'Unprecedented': Rahul Gandhi's preliminary reply to Delhi Police notice

'Unprecedented': Rahul Gandhi's reply to Delhi Police notice over Bharat Jodo Yatra remark

Calling the Delhi Police action ‘unprecedented’, Rahul Gandhi asked whether any other political party has been subjected to questioning over their political campaigns.

India Today News DeskNew Delhi,UPDATED: Mar 19, 2023 19:57 IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi questioned the urgency of Delhi Police action. (PTI photo)

By India Today News Desk: The Delhi Police came knocking on Rahul Gandhi’s door on Sunday in connection with a notice sent to him over his remark that "women are still being sexually assaulted” made in Srinagar during the Bharat Jodo Yatra. Hours later, the Congress leader gave a 10-point preliminary reply to the Delhi Police notice.

Rahul Gandhi termed the Delhi Police action “unprecedented”. In his reply, Rahul Gandhi questioned whether the police action had anything to do with the position taken by the Congress leader inside and outside Parliament and on the Adani issue, as per sources quoted by news agency PTI.


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As the officials made two visits to his residence in just as many days, Rahul Gandhi also questioned the urgency on the part of the Delhi Police given that the remark was made in January, some 45 days before.

According to sources, Rahul Gandhi asked whether any other political party, including the ruling party, has been subjected to such kind of scrutiny or questioning over their political campaigns.

He sought eight to 10 days to give a detailed response to the questions posed by Delhi Police over the remarks he made in January.


According to Delhi Police, in January, Rahul Gandhi gave a statement in Srinagar during the Bharat Jodo Yatra that 'I have heard that women are still being sexually assaulted'.

Taking cognisance of the issue, police had sent a questionnaire to the Congress leader and asked him “to give details about the women who approached him regarding sexual harassment". The officials said that the details of the victims were sought to provide security to them.

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On Sunday, a police team headed by Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Sagar Preet Hooda arrived at Rahul Gandhi's 12, Tughlaq Lane, residence around 10 am and was able to meet the Congress leader after two hours. The police team left around 1 pm.

Meanwhile, a war of words erupted between the Congress and the BJP leaders over the Delhi Police action on Rahul Gandhi. The Congress has condemned the Delhi Police action and attacked the Central government, calling it the "worst case of harassment and political vendetta". Meanwhile, the BJP refuted the charge and said the police was "only discharging its lawful duty".

(With inputs from PTI)

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Edited By:
Anuja Jha
Published On:
Mar 19, 2023