Delhi Commission for Women has recommended Delhi Police to immediately file an FIR against the BJP MLA OP Sharma in the alleged stone-pelting case involving the AAP MLA, Alka Lamba last month.
In a letter sent to, the Delhi Police Commissioner, BS Bassi, the DCW chief, Swati Maliwal said that it was unfortunate that no FIR had been registered against the BJP lawmaker in this case.
She said, “It is sad to note that even in the case where modesty of aHon’ble lady member of the Legislative Assembly has been outraged, the police has failed to file an FIR. I urge you to immediately intervene and ensure that FIRs are filed in these cases at the earliest.”
Maliwal wrote that after receiving a written reply from the SHO, Kashmiri Gate, the commission had sought a reply from a senior advocate Ramesh Gupta, who disagreed with the police and said that a case could be made out under section 308 of the IPC and ‘needs to be investigated’ further.
She added, “I would like to bring your kind attention the proceedings of the Delhi Commission for Women in the case of Ms. Alka Lamba. During the proceedings, SHO Kashmere gate gave a written reply stating that no cognizable offence is made out in Ms. Alka Lamba’s complaints and hence no FIR can be filed on the complaint of stone pelting of Ms. Lamba and on the statements of Mr. O.P Sharma against Ms. Lamba.
“From the legal opinion of Mr. Gupta, it is clear that a case under Section 308 of IPC is made out and needs to be investigated further. Also the conspiracy angle in this case needs to be looked into by the police. On the second complaint of Ms. Lamba against the public statements of Mr. O.P Sharma, offences under Section 509, 503, 504 and 506 of IPC are made out.”
Lamba, an MLA from Chandni Chowk area, was attacked by unidentified persons. She took to twitter to inform about this incident adding that this attack was a result of her fight against drugs.
Lamba was later taken to Aruna Asaf Ali hospital and was released after a short treatment to her head injuries.