Kumari had approached police as well as the women’s panel alleging that she was abused and threatened by the students.
New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has summoned a top Delhi police official over allegations that it didn’t entertain a Delhi University faculty’s complaint that a former president of the university’s students’ union had threatened and abused her.
A video, which is apparently a few months old and has gone viral on the internet, allegedly shows that former Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) president and ABVP member Satender Awana had threatened the Dean of DU Law Faculty, Ved Kumari. The incident happened despite police presence on campus, as per the video.
Ms Kumari had approached police as well as the women’s panel alleging that she was abused and threatened by the students who had failed to meet the attendance required to appear in examinations. Mr Awana has denied the charge.
“In response to our notice, a reply from DCP North has been received wherein it is mentioned that the complaint has been forwarded to DU V-C for necessary action,” DCW chief Swati Maliwal said in a letter to the police. The DCW has summoned DCP North to appear before it on March 7 and explain the cause of delay in registration of an FIR.
“If you fail to comply with this order without lawful excuse, you will be subjected to the consequence of non-attendance as provided in law,” the women’s panel said.
Mr Awana said: “The video which has gone viral is merely a portion of the five-minute-long video where I had aggressively reacted to comments by the Dean but that context has cleverly been edited by our rivals”.