Watch: Moments When DCW Chief Swati Maliwal Was Dragged By Drunk Car Driver In Delhi

Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal was dragged for several meters after her hand got stuck in the window when the drunk driver rolled it up and hit the accelerator. A video of the incident has been doing the rounds on social media.

Watch: Moments When DCW Chief Swati Maliwal Was Dragged By Drunk Car Driver In Delhi
The accused driver who dragged DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal has been arrested by the police.

DAY AFTER Delhi Commission Of Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal alleged that she was dragged by a drunk car driver near AIIMS in Delhi, a video of the incident is going viral across social media platforms. The video was apparently shot by Maliwal's team, stationed at a distance when she was inspecting the state of women's security in the national capital on Thursday.

In the video, Maliwal was seen standing at a bus stop on the Ring Road opposite AIIMS when the car approached her. The driver rolled down the window and asked her to sit in the car but she refused. The man stared at her for some time and left the spot but again approached her after a while. He again asked her to sit in his car but she again refused. He started making lewd gestures towards her.

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Later in the video, Maliwal approached the driver to reprimand him, but he made a vulgar gesture towards her. When she tried to catch hold of him, he rolled up the window due to which Maliwal's hand got stuck in it. He then pressed the accelerator to drag her for several metres with the car.

Meanwhile, the driver, identified as 47-year-old Harish Chandra, living in south Delhi's Sangam Vihar, has been arrested and was booked under IPC sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (wrongful restraint), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and section 185 of the Motor Vehicles Act.

The DCW chief said she was inspecting the state of women's security in Delhi along with her team, in the wake of the Kanjhawla hit-and-drag incident in which a 20-year-old woman was dragged to death while trapped under a car in the national capital.

"Late last night I was inspecting the situation of women's security in Delhi. A car driver molested me in an inebriated condition and when I caught hold of him, he locked my hand in the car window and dragged me. God saved life. If the Chairperson of the Women's Commission is not safe in Delhi, then imagine the situation,” Maliwal tweeted yesterday.

The National Commission for Women (NCW) also took cognisance of the matter and has sought a report from the Delhi Police. "NCW India has taken cognizance of the matter. The Commission is seeking a report from Delhi Police and writing to take strict action against the accused," wrote the commission on its Twitter handle.

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