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Punjab women's commission asks DGP to probe 'exploitation' allegations by AAP MLA

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:47 IST

AAP's Punjab women's wing chief Baljinder Kaur on 6 September filed a complaint with the state women's commission against the party's Delhi MLA, Devinder Sehrawat, alleging he was "defaming" the women in the state.

This comes a day after Sehrawat wrote a letter to AAP national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, alleging that women were being exploited in return for tickets to fight the Punjab Assembly polls due next year.

A delegation led by Kaur, who is also AAP's candidate from Talwandi Sabo, met the chief of Punjab Women's Commission Paramjit Kaur Landra and filed a formal complaint against the Delhi legislator. Kaur said she was hurt after reading Sehrawat's letter which "was an attempt at defame the women of Punjab".

"Sehrawat made an attempt to deliberately undermine the image of women by accusing honest and dedicated AAP leaders without any evidence," Kaur said. She also demanded strict legal action against the Delhi MLA.

Meanwhile, taking cognisance of media reports about exploitation of women as claimed by Delhi AAP MLA, Punjab State Women's Commission asked the Director General of Police (DGP) to investigate the matter.

This comes days after AAP leader, Sandeep Kumar was arrested after a woman seen in a video with him in a "compromising position" complained that she had been drugged and raped a year ago.

--With PTI inputs

First published: 7 September 2016, 11:22 IST