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DANICS officers’ body flays manhandling of NDMC official

The Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service (DANICS) Officers’ Association on Sunday “strongly condemned” the manhandling of senior New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) official Neeraj Bharti allegedly by the civic body vice-chairman, and demanded the Home Ministry’s immediate intervention.

Bharti, a senior officer of the cadre posted as director of the NDMC’s Enforcement Department, had on Saturday alleged that he was manhandled by the civic body’s vice-chairman Karan Singh Tanwar when he refused to stop an eviction drive.

“The DANICS Officers’ Association in its resolution strongly condemned illegal confinement of Bharti and threat to him by Tanwar as reprehensible and criminal in nature. We also demanded registration of an FIR in this connection and further action,” said Ajay Gupta, president of the Association.

Bharti, who was present in the meeting, briefed the Association members about the incident. He said, “I was called personally by vice-chairman Kanwar Singh Tanwar to his chamber on October 1 and confined illegally by him and his associates and a mob of around 25-30 people.” The NDMC official also alleged that he was “manhandled, abused and threatened to life” by Tanwar, who also “instigated the crowd against me”.

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