In News: Complaint Against Kumar Vishwas Closed Before the DCW

The complaint against Kumar Vishwas by a party volunteer about his illicit relationship has been closed by the DCW.

Published01 Jul 2015, 11:55 AM IST
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The proceedings on a complaint against AAP leader Kumar Vishwas by a party volunteer alleging that her life was ruined as he was not rebutting “rumours” about their illicit liaison, have been closed by the Delhi women’s panel, its chief told Delhi High Court today.

Justice V P Vaish was told by Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Barkha Singh’s counsel that “there are no proceedings pending in the case” before the body.

The court was likely to dispose of the case as the proceedings were dropped against Vishwas but the same could not be done as Somnath Bharti, counsel for the AAP leader, sought a direction to restrain DCW chief from holding a press conference on the issue.

To this, the counsel for DCW Chairperson said that her right cannot be curtailed.

The Commission had first asked Vishwas, his wife and two others to appear before it on May 4 and later issued fresh summons for May 6 after they failed to appear.

Acting on the woman’s complaint, the Commission had said that the volunteer had worked for the party for a year in Amethi and now it was a matter of her respect and honour. So Kumar Vishwas should turn up and give his clarification.

On May 15 too, the court had refused to give any interim relief to Vishwas on his plea challenging the summons issued to him. The court said that there was a “defect” in the plea and that the AAP volunteer should have been made a party in the case as it was on her complaint that summons were issued.

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