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Rape by govt official: What is it that BJP and Delhi Police are trying to hide, questions Saurabh Bhardraj

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party leader and minister Saurabh Bhardwaj on Tuesday came down heavily on Delhi Police for not allowing Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal to meet the minor, who was allegedly subjected to repeated sexual assaults by a senior government official, at a hospital.

The minor is currently under treatment at a city hospital.

Labelling the city police as “coercive” for not letting the DCW chief meet the victim, the minister questioned if the sleuths and the BJP were hiding something in connection with the case.

Maliwal sat outside the hospital on Monday late night after being stopped from meeting the minor by Delhi Police.

"It's unfortunate that Delhi Police is not letting the chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) meet the victim. What is it that the BJP and the Delhi Police are trying to hide? Are they involved in a larger conspiracy? Is there some kind of collusion? Did Delhi Police not arrest him (the accused government official) because of pressure from them (BJP)? What is the reason for not letting Swati Maliwal meet the victim?" Bhardwaj questioned.

In the face of Opposition fury after the alleged sexual assault on the minor came to light on Monday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal ordered that the accused official be placed on suspension, pending investigation.

“Any government official arrested under such grave charges has to be suspended. They have to remain suspended till the investigation is complete. We will provide the best legal assistance to ensure that the accused is brought to justice," Bhardwaj added.

Earlier, on Tuesday, Maliwal accused Delhi Police of 'hooliganism' and questioned why she wasn't being allowed to meet the minor or her kin when the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) chairperson had met her mother.
"Delhi Police is indulging in hooliganism. They are neither allowing me to meet the girl nor her mother. I can't understand what is Delhi Police trying to hide from me. I am told that the NCPCR chairperson was allowed to meet the girl's mother. When the NCPCR chairperson can meet the (minor's) mother, why can't the DCW chief?" Maliwal questioned.

Delhi Police on Monday arrested the government official for alleged sexual assault on the minor. His wife was also arrested in connection with the case.
It was alleged that the minor had been sexually assaulted for several months till she became pregnant. 

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