Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal was allegedly molested and dragged for 10-20 meters by a drunk driver. Her hand got stuck in his car’s window on the road outside AIIMS. The car driver, Harish Chandra, a resident of Sangam Vihar, has been apprehended for molestation and voluntarily causing hurt. He is being questioned. According to the police, they received a PCR call about the incident. The caller told the police that a man inside a Baleno car made inappropriate gestures at a woman and dragged her on the road.
The patrolling vehicle made the PCR call after the personnel spotted a lady outside the hospital.
DCP said their special patrolling vehicle had made the PCR call after the personnel spotted a lady outside the hospital. She was identified as Swati Maliwal. She mentioned that a person driving a Baleno (who was drunk) stopped near her and asked her to sit inside with a bad intention. When she refused, he left but came back again and once again asked her to sit in the car. She again refused and went near his side to reprimand him. The car driver quickly rolled up the window and her hand got stuck. She was dragged for 10-15 meters”.
The control room broadcasted the message about the incident and started tracing the car. At 3.15 am, the PCR team asked police staff from Kotla Mubarakpur to find the car. Around 3.20 am, the teams reached the spot. ACP also came to the spot. At 3.34 am, police said they found the car and caught the accused. The police said they took immediate action on Maliwal’s statement. Police have taken a written complaint from her. The driver of the vehicle and the complainant were sent for a medical examination. The accused has been apprehended.