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Intercourse Harassment File Caught Due To Arvind Kejriwal’s “Inaction”: Lt Governor

Intercourse Harassment File Caught Due To Arvind Kejriwal’s “Inaction”: Lt Governor


Delhi Lt Governor VK Saxena had despatched a be aware within the matter to Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi:

Since February 14, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been sitting on the file that advisable the removing of the principal of a medical faculty, the place ladies confronted sexual harassment, Raj Niwas officers stated on Thursday.

Delhi Lt Governor VK Saxena had despatched a be aware within the matter to Arvind Kejriwal earlier than his arrest on March 21, officers stated.

Within the be aware, Mr Saxena alleged that neither switch/posting, nor “vigilance motion on delicate issues” could possibly be initiated as a consequence of “inaction” on a part of Mr Kejriwal.

Hitting again, Delhi Well being Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj on Thursday stated VK Saxena had taken motion towards officers earlier too with out consulting the chief minister.

In a be aware to LG on March 20, Saurabh Bharadwaj had demanded the rapid removing of the principal of the state-run medical faculty, alleging that he was uncooperative with the victims and that he discouraged/demotivated them from pursuing the case additional.

Mr Saxena has already directed the Delhi Police to expedite prison proceedings and likewise directed the chief secretary to expedite disciplinary proceedings within the case.

“I discover it pertinent to spotlight that the Hon’ble Well being Minister, in each the present be aware and a earlier correspondence to the Chief Secretary, has requested the rapid switch of the incumbent principal and the Head of the Division of Pharmacology.

“The irony lies in the truth that though the Hon’ble Well being Minister has made a request for the switch of the Principal of … the file for his switch has been held up by you, because the chairman of NCCSA, since February 14, 2024. Regardless of reminders from the Member Secretary of NCCSA, the proposal continues to be pending to your suggestions on the matter,” learn LG’s be aware.

Mr Kejriwal is the chairman of NCCSA. He was arrested on March 21.

Saurabh Bharadwaj on Thursday stated that the file Mr Saxena is speaking about pertains to switch of 17 medical administrators and medical superintendent of various hospitals and the title of the principal was amongst them.

“It was a routine file. There was no point out of the sexual harassment case,” the minister stated.

On January 31, a professor on the medical faculty made “obscene” remarks to 2 MBBS college students and tried to inappropriately contact them.

The aggrieved college students filed their complaints on the principal’s workplace on February 1.

“After lodging the grievance, the scholars had hoped that maybe some motion can be taken on this matter. This case was additionally referred to the Inner Complaints Committee (ICC), however days handed and no motion was taken,” he stated. As a substitute of taking motion, the principal and different hospital officers exerted strain on the scholars to withdraw their complaints, he charged.

The scholars then approached police and FIRs had been registered on February 22. “I discovered about this case by means of social media on March 18. I instantly referred to as these two college students for a gathering. They, together with their seniors and a warden, got here to my workplace and defined the entire incident intimately.

“After listening to the scholars, once I spoke to the principal of the medical faculty, he appeared to guard the responsible professor and as a substitute began accusing the scholars,” the minister stated.

Mr Bharadwaj stated he wrote a letter to the chief secretary the identical day, asking why he had not acquired the report of the ICC, shaped in early February, within the case.

Saurabh Bharadwaj stated a physician or another well being officer or worker is transferred from one place to a different utilizing the “detailment” process, and there’s no want for NCCSA approval for this.

He additionally stated that the well being secretary has the facility to make use of his energy to switch any officer or worker of the well being division from one hospital to a different.

“I additionally wrote to the LG that when the police can full their report inside so many days, then why is the ICC taking so lengthy to finish its investigation report?” he stated.

Saurabh Bharadwaj stated he has learnt that the ICC had given a clear chit to the accused.

“I urge the LG that the well being secretary has the authority, you possibly can instantly element these responsible officers. I request you to take rapid motion towards these responsible officers and element them as quickly as potential,” he stated.

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