Delhi police on Monday gave clean chit to the Aam Aadmi Party leader and poet Kumar Vishwas in an alleged molestation case.
In its Action Taken Report filed before the court, the Delhi police reportedly said that there was no evidence of molestation against Vishwas.
This has prompted the AAP leaders to launch stinging attack against those who had run the malicious campaign against Vishwas when the allegations had surfaced last year.
Leading the charge was Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who demanded apology from the news channels, who had said ‘dirty things’ against the flamboyant poet at that time.
He tweeted, “Will those TV channels, who said dirty things abt Vishwas at that time, hv decency n courage to apologise to him now?(sic)”
Will those TV channls, who said dirty things abt Vishwas at that time, hv decency n courage to apologise to him now? https://t.co/N9W0RCA53b
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 1, 2016
Vishwas, when contacted, told jantakareporter.com that it had vindicated his stand that the allegation of molestation was nothing but a conspiracy by his rivals in media and politics to defame him.
He said, “I’ve always maintained that there was never any substance to this extraordinary allegation. But the news channels and the rivals in politics kept reaching a new low in their hatred for me.”
He also tweeted, “Another conspiracy exposed, truth revealed! Keep planting such conspiracies against me, will Face, will Fight, will Rise!”
Another conspiracy exposed, truth revealed! Keep planting such conspiracies against me, will Face, will Fight, will Rise! #VishwasAtalRaha
— Dr Kumar Vishvas (@DrKumarVishwas) February 1, 2016
The ATR filed by the Delhi police has come as a mere confirmation to what the then chief of Delhi Commission for Women, Barkha Shukla had said in July.
Shukla had informed the High Court in July last year that the commission had dropped all charges against the AAP leader because they couldn’t find anything wrong against him.
She had also added that the case against Vishwas was now closed.
Monday’s development has prompted the supporters of Vishwas to go jugular both against his political detractors and the members of the Indian media.
In no time, his supporters began to fervently post tweets on the microblogging site both to mock the media and extend their support.
Hashtag #VishwasAtalRaha, which also translates as ‘ faith is restored’ became a top national trend.
Here is a snapshot of twitter conversation on this subject:
— BaBu ?? (@BabuSaheb90) February 1, 2016
— Sangita Tewari (@sangitatewari) February 1, 2016
— भयंकर लोग (@BhayankarLog) February 1, 2016
— Ankit Lal (@AnkitLal) February 1, 2016
— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishra_IND) February 1, 2016
Kumar vishwas given clean chit on Molestation case, where are those journos who were putting words in her mouth ? #VishwasAtalRaha
— Ruchi (@i_ruchi1) February 1, 2016