Police arrest Four Delhi college students for stalking Smriti Irani’s car, later releases
The four Delhi University students detained Saturday evening for dashing union minister Smriti Irani's car. They were officially arrested by Delhi Police and later release on bail early Sunday morning
New Delhi: The four Delhi University students detained Saturday evening for dashing union minister Smriti Irani's car. They were officially arrested by Delhi Police and later released on bail early Sunday morning.
An FIR has been filed against the four Delhi University college students who were tailing Union minister Smriti Irani's car in a state of insobriety. The complain has been filed under section 354 D (stalking) and section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code.
The students, who belong to a south Delhi College, had consumed alcohol at a friend's birthday party. On their way back home, they started chasing down the Union Minister's car, the Delhi Police said.
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Irani first made a PCR call and then lodged a formal complaint with Chankayapuri Police Station following which the students were detained. According to the medical report, the four accused tested positive for alcohol, confirming that they were intoxicated while trying to overtake Union Minister's car.
Meanwhile, Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal said in her tweet that if such incident can happen with a minister then the plight of the common people could be imagined.
“Good @smritiirani acted against men who chased her" she tweeted. Legal action is being taken against the accused youths.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) said the students tried to overtake Smriti Irani' vehicle, when she was crossing Moti Bagh flyover.
Irani was appointed as the Human Resource Development Minister when Prime Minister Narendra Modi took over in 2014. She was later shifted to the Textiles Ministry. (With agency Inputs)