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DCW sets up inquiry after DyCM Sisodia’s family attacked in Delhi; seeks response from Delhi Police

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) said it has set up an inquiry into the incident and has also sought response from the Delhi police.

DCW sets up inquiry after DyCM Sisodia's family attacked in Delhi; seeks response from Delhi Police-dnm
New Delhi, First Published Dec 11, 2020, 9:55 AM IST
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New Delhi: Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Thursday said it has set up an inquiry taking suo-moto cognizance of media reports of an alleged mob attack on the family of Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia inside his official residence on Monday.

As per a statement, publicly available CCTV footage of the incident clearly showed a large mob allegedly belonging to a political party, attacking the house and easily breaching security cover despite the presence of security personnel.

The statement also added that Sisodia’s wife and children were present in the house at the time of the attack.

“This is a very serious matter. If elected representatives can be attacked in the high-security zone this easily, one can only wonder what level of security is available to common citizens. The DCW has instituted an inquiry in the matter,” it added.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday claimed that the house of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was "attacked by BJP goons" in his absence.

The Delhi BJP, however, refuted the AAP's allegations, saying their protest was peaceful.

According to reports, the Delhi Police also said the allegations that the gate of Deputy CM Manish Sisodia's residence was damaged or broken are "incorrect" and a case has been registered under appropriate sections in the matter. Six people have been arrested in connection to the incident.

Earlier in the day, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had hit out at the ruling party at the Centre for the incident and asked why the BJP was getting “so desperate” in Delhi.

“I strongly condemn the systematic, organised and violent attack on Dy CM Manish Sisodia’s home. The goons entered his house in police presence when he was away. Why is BJP getting so desperate by the day in Delhi?” Kejriwal said.

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