A team led by the Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Sagar Preet Hooda, went to Gandhi’s residence at 12, Tughlaq Lane around 10 a.m. and asked him to provide details of sexual abuse survivors he claimed to have met during the visit. “We had given a notice, which was accepted by his office,” Hooda said.
Police said the Congress leader has sought 8-10 days time to give a detailed reply to the 10-point initial reply to the notice. “Gandhi told us that he met many people during his travels. They need time to compile it (the list),” Hooda said, adding that it was “a very serious matter”.
Delhi Police arrives at Rahul Gandhi’s residence over his remarks on ‘sexual harassment’ during Bharat Jodo Yatra
According to reports, Gandhi in his reply termed the move as “unprecedented” and questioned the sudden “urgency” in taking action 45 days after his remarks. He also asked if any other campaign of other parties including BJP has been subjected to such probe or inquiry.
An official said, “A reply has been received from Rahul Gandhi, but no information has been shared by him which could take the investigation forward.”
On 30 January, the Congress leader claimed in Srinagar that during the Bharat Jodo Yatra, he met several women who told him that they were sexually assaulted and molested by their relatives as well.