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Sardar Singh case: Maliwal meets Sushma

Swati Maliwal, chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women, met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday to discuss the rape charges levelled against Indian Hockey team captain Sardar Singh.

In a letter that was handed over to Ms. Swaraj, the DCW chairperson said that an international hockey player from Britain had accused Sardar Singh, who is also a DSP in the Haryana Police, of rape and physical assault.

Ms. Maliwal stressed that the Ministry of External Affairs intervene and fast-track probe in the case.

Giving out details of the complaint filed against Mr. Singh, Ms. Maliwal wrote: “The sordid tale of exploitation is obvious from the complaint and papers submitted by the victim to various authorities in India, but it seems that her plight has not moved anyone so far. Apart from powerful patrons of Hockey India and Hockey India League, the victim has been seeking justice from all conceivable quarters in India, but she is being tired out by vested interest.”

She also said that the Delhi Commission for Women was not passing any judgments on the merits of the complainant’s allegations.

“However, the Commission notes that the filing of an FIR under relevant sections of the IPC, especially in the case of rape allegations, is a legal right guaranteed to the complainant irrespective of nationality,” she wrote.

The DCW chief has asked the Ministry

of External Affairs

to intervene and

fast-track the probe

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