The Delhi Police officials left Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's residence on Sunday without taking a statement over his remarks on the sexual harassment of women in Jammu and Kashmir. Earlier in the day, several top officials of the Delhi Police arrived at the leader's residence in the national capital to gather information about the women facing sexual harassment in Kashmir to file a legal complaint.
Speaking to the press, Special CP (Law and Order), Sagarpreet Hooda said, "Rahul Gandhi said it was a long yatra and he met many people and needs time to compile it. He has assured us that he will give the information soon and we will begin our proceedings as soon as we receive the information."
SP Hooda along with DCP Pranav Tayal were seen outside Gandhi's residence after he failed to respond to the notice. "We've come here to talk to him. Rahul Gandhi gave a statement in Srinagar on Jan 30 that during Yatra he met several women & they told him that they had been raped...We're trying to get details from him so that justice can be given to victims," said SP Hooda.
The Congress leader had been served a notice on March 16 but he did not respond to it. While speaking to the public in Kashmir during Bharat Jodo Yatra, he claimed that several women approached him to speak about the issue of sexual harassment in the union territory.
Congress leaders like Ashok Gehlot, Jairam Ramesh, Imaran Pratapgarhi and Anand Sharma among others have reached Gandhi's residence in solidarity.
Congress workers detained
Several Congress workers who were protesting against the presence of Delhi Police in Rahul Gandhi's residence have been detained by police.
Congress leaders react to Rahul Gandhi's questioning
Arriving at Gandhi's residence Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot said, "The country will never forgive the authorities. Delhi Police went to Gandhi's place on the orders of Prime Minister Amit Shah."
Meanwhile, Jairam Ramesh said, "It has been 45 days since Bharat Jodo Yatra ended. They (Delhi police) are going for questioning after 45 days. If they are so much concerned why didn't they go to him in February? Rahul Gandhi's legal team will respond to it as per law."
Senior Congress leader Pawan Khera reacted to the situation and said, "This government is a scared government, they are scared of the words leaving Rahul Gandhi's mouth, this will not be tolerated, we are not afraid of them."
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