Delhi woman who helped bust illicit liquor racket thrashed, paraded naked

Delhi woman who helped bust illicit liquor racket thrashed, paraded naked

A volunteer of Delhi Commission for Woman (DCW) was beaten, her clothes were torn and then she was paraded naked for opposing liquor mafia in Delhi's Narela.

Reacting strongly to the incident, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal termed the incident "shocking and shameful" and requested the Lieutenant General of Delhi, Anil Baijal to take action against the policemen who were allegedly in connivance with the racket operators. She alleged her attackers were women involved in the illicit liquor trade. "She was beaten up with iron rods, her clothes were torn and she was paraded naked in the locality", she told HT.

"Had directed yesterday evening @CPDelhi to take strict action in the Narela incident against culprits and police officials, if found remiss". The police added that the victim was a member of the Nasha Mukt Panchayat and had helped them in past as well.

DCW chief Swati Maliwal slammed the Delhi Police in a tweet: "A courageous lady beaten and paraded naked in Delhi by liquor mafia, her video is made~all coz she dared to raise her voice against crime and helped DCW catch people selling illegal liquor in their home at 50 m from police chowki".

Rajneesh Gupta, deputy commissioner of police (Rohini), said six persons were arrested. However, the police denied that the victim was paraded with clothes off or naked.

"Utterly shocking and shameful that this is happening in India".

DCW has registered an FIR in the case of the attack on the woman and in the matter of liquor being sold illegally.

"This year so far the Delhi Police has stepped up action and registered 55 cases under the Excise Act in this area". She has iron rod marks on body & is still hospitalised! "Shame Delhi Police", Maliwal tweeted. Delhi police are neither being able to curb the sale of illegal liquor nor can it provide safety to the ones who are fighting against it. Verma said, "The nearest police post from that place is around five kilometres away".