‘False’ case filed against me: DCW chief Maliwal

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New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A combative Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal on Tuesday dubbed the case filed against her as “false” and said that it’s a conspiracy by few people who don’t like “questions being asked by us”.

“DCW is working in Delhi but few people are objecting to it, I don’t want to take their names, but they are trying their best to not allow the state government and the Central government to work for the women safety together,” Maliwal told reporters after a case was filed against her by the Anti-Corruption Branch of the Delhi government in an alleged illegal recruitment scam.

“It is why an FIR was filed against me. This FIR is farji (false),” Maliwal said.

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“I want to say that I am a revolutionary and have taken big fights and have also asked tough questions, so I won’t fear from such cases,” she added.

She said that the case was registered against her to create a communication gap.

The DCW chief’s remarks came in the wake of a case filed against her by the ACB on Monday night on the complaint of Congress leader Barkha Singh Shukla, the former head of the commission.

She stressed that the state government and the central government need to work together on the issue of women safety in the national capital.

“For the safety of women in Delhi for the first time all the big ministers have come together and I think this is the biggest necessity,” Maliwal said, adding, “The state government and the Centre need to work together on the women safety here.”

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“In last one year the DCW worked tirelessly and I think that none of the other commissions in Delhi would have done that much work,” she rued.

Reacting on the fatal attack on a 21-year-old girl in north Delhi’s Burari area, Maliwal said, “It is very shameful that such an act happened in full public (view) in Delhi. One can understand the horrific situation in Delhi.”

“Earlier a 11-month-old child was raped in Delhi and before that a girl was also burnt alive after she refused to accept the advances of the accused, so this is the reality of Delhi,” she added.

When asked if it is the failure of the Delhi Police to provide security and safety to the women in the national capital, Maliwal replied, “I am not blaming only one agency, but yes, the Delhi Police should be made accountable for the same also its sources need to be improved.”

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Maliwal said that the Delhi Police has asked for 66,000 police personnel while they have got only 4,000 personnel which needs to be improved to provide safety to the women in the city.

She also stressed that such people have no fear of the Delhi Police.

Maliwal said, “The police has informed the commission that about 11,000 cases were filed by the women in the national capital, in which very few accused have been punished.”



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