Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi's sister Farhat stalked in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly district

By FP Staff

Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi's younger sister Farhat was allegedly stalked in broad daylight in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly district on Saturday, according to media reports.

Farhat, who was returning home after visiting the office of the senior superintendent of police, was harassed by a group of men who stopped their car and threatened her.

She was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times, "I was standing on the side of the road when the men stopped their car near me and tried to pull me inside. A group of women who were with me came forward to help and I was saved somehow."

File image of Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi. Courtesy: CNN-News18

According to India Today, the miscreants also made obscene gestures and spoke in objectionable language. Farhat, however, could not identify the people in the car or the car's registration number.

She has lodged a complaint with the police, who have launched a preliminary investigation based on her statement, the TV channel said.

Chauki Chauraha, one of the busiest intersections where the incident took place, is close to a women's police station; the office of divisional commissioner is also minutes away.

Farhat, who lives in Kila area of Bareilly, was divorced by her husband for giving birth to a girl child. She now runs a social group which provides legal help to the divorced women especially victims of domestic violence and triple talaq.

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is Union Minister of Minority Affairs (Independent charge) and also vice-president of BJP which is in power in Uttar Pradesh.

This shocking incident comes after a month after Varnika Kundu, daughter of IAS office VS Kundu was stalked by Haryana BJP chief's son Vikas Barala and his friend on 4 August in Chandigarh.