4 Students arrested for stalking Smriti Irani

Apr 17 2018 10:39 AM
4 Students arrested for stalking Smriti Irani

NEW DELHI: The Delhi police on Tuesday filed charge sheet against four people for allegedly misbehaving and stalking Union Minister Smriti Irani, as reported by news agency ANI.

The incident happened last year while she was returning home in Chanakyapuri from Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport.

The four men, students of Delhi University, had followed Irani's car in Lutyens Delhi in an intoxicated state in April 2017. They were later detained for allegedly stalking and outraging the modesty of a woman and set free on bail.

The Delhi police filed FIR 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 (IPC).

The alleged four students had consumed alcohol at a friend's birthday party and on returning to home, they started to chase the Union Minister's car, the Delhi Police had said at the time.

Irani first made a PCR call and then lodged a formal complaint with the Chankayapuri Police Station after which the students were arrested as Zee news reported.

As per the medical report, the four tested positive for alcohol, confirming that they were inebriated while trying to overtake the Union Minister's car.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) stated that these students tried to overtake Irani' car, when she was crossing the Moti Bagh flyover.




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