Illicit liquor racket assault case: CM Arvind Kejriwal meets L-G, seeks strict action against guilty

Yesterday, the woman who helped the DCW and police bust an illicit liquor racket in outer Delhi's Narela was allegedly beaten and her clothes torn by other women who were involved in bootlegging.

Published: 08th December 2017 07:36 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th December 2017 08:00 PM   |  A+A-

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (File | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal today and demanded strict action against those who allegedly assaulted a woman for helping the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) and police unearth an illicit liquor racket in Narela area.

After the meeting, Baijal said that he assured the chief minister of swift investigation and strongest punishment for the guilty.

"Hon'ble CM @ArvindKejriwal met me regarding Narela incident. Have assured him of swift investigation and strongest punishment for the guilty," the L-G tweeted.

Later, Kejriwal said that he requested the L-G to provide security cover to the woman, who was beaten up, other women who had raised their voice against liquor mafia in the area.

"In Delhi, there has been a spurt in cases of illegal liquor and drugs. The L-G has assured that a crackdown will be launched against it," the chief minister told reporters after meeting Baijal.

Yesterday, the woman who helped the DCW and police bust an illicit liquor racket in outer Delhi's Narela was allegedly beaten and her clothes torn by other women of the locality who apparently were involved in bootlegging.

Police registered a case under various sections of the Indian Penal Code against the women involved in the assault, and six of them were arrested.

DCW chief Swati Maliwal alleged that the woman had tipped off the commission about illegal liquor sale during an inspection in Narela area on Wednesday night after which she was yesterday attacked by a mob of over 25 people and was assaulted with iron rods.

"Her clothes were torn and she was paraded naked in the area and the entire incident was filmed and the video was allegedly shared in the area by these criminals.

"The entire incident proves complete lawlessness and zero fear of law in the area and it is shocking that police did not take any action to protect these women," Maliwal said.

Police said the woman was beaten and her clothes were "torn a bit", but denied she was paraded naked.

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