Exploitation of women: Punjab women panel asks DGP to probe allegations by AAP MLA

Chandigarh: Taking suo motu cognisance of media reports about "exploitation of women" as claimed by Delhi AAP MLA, Punjab State Women Commission on Tuesday asked Director General of Police to investigate the matter.

AAP members. AFP

AAP members. AFP

"We have taken suo motu cognisance of the reports appearing in print and electronic media about the 'exploitation of women' in return of tickets. And we have asked DGP Punjab Police to investigate the matter and submit the report to the Commission," Commission Chairperson Paramjit Kaur Landran said.

"The allegations pertaining to exploitation of women in Punjab is very serious in nature which should be properly
investigated," she said.

AAP MLA Devinder Sehrawat, in a letter to party's national convenor Arvind Kejriwal, had alleged "exploitation of women" by a few party men in return for tickets for the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections.

However, AAP has rubbished the allegations of made by Sehrawat.

Replying to the Sehrawat's charges, senior AAP leader and incharge of Punjab affairs Sanjay Singh asked the MLA to
substantiate his allegation with proof.

"I will file a defamation case against him and I will take him to the court," Singh said, adding that party's Punjab women cell head will lodge a complaint against Sehrawat in state women commission.

Shiromani Akali Dal had on Monday asked Kejriwal to come clean on the charges of "sexual exploitation of Punjabi women by AAP leaders" and demanded immediate dismissal of both Sanjay Singh and Durgesh Pathak from all party posts in Punjab.

Updated Date: Sep 06, 2016 22:55 PM

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