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Assault on woman in Narela: Kejriwal meets LG Baijal

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police on Friday arrested six women for their alleged involvement in thrashing a woman who reportedly helped authorities bust an illicit liquor racket in north west Delhi's Narela.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday met the woman and later Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal to discuss the incident.
DCP (Rohini) Rajneesh Gupta told Millennium Post cops have arrested the six women, who were the perpetrators behind the assault.
"We investigated the case and found that these six women were the main aggressors. We are identifying the other accused," said the DCP.
Delhi Police chief spokesperson Deepender Pathak said they took quick action in the case and made the arrests.
Meanwhile, after his meeting with LG Baijal, Kejriwal told reporters, "I met the woman and she said she was beaten up with rods, her clothes were torn... How she was paraded in the streets in a 'wrong way' at noon. They (the attackers) threatened other women who helped in the raid. I met with LG Anil Baijal and request for the inquiry into the matter."
After the meeting, Baijal wrote on Twitter, "Hon'ble CM @ArvindKejriwal met me regarding Narela incident. Have assured him of swift investigation and strongest punishment for the guilty."
Before his meeting with the LG, Kejriwal met the woman at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, where she is recovering from her injuries.
Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal said the victim woman Praveen was beaten up and paraded naked after she helped the panel raid a house in Narela on Wednesday.
"At many places, liquor is sold illegally in Delhi. Not only liquor, but drugs (sale) are also increasing in Delhi... Delhi Police is not under Delhi government and the state can do little about it. That's why I'm meeting LG," Kejriwal added.
DCW has also sent a summons to the Deputy Commissioner (Excise), regarding sale of illicit liquor.
In the summons, the Commission states that prima facie it appears that illegal sale of liquor in homes is occurring with active connivance and protection of the local authorities, which is endangering the dignity and safety of thousands of women and girls.
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