Youth Cong chief Srinivas to appear before Dispur police on May 2 in harassment case
Indian Youth Congress president Srinivas BV has been asked to appear at the Dispur police station on Tuesday following a complaint filed by the now-expelled Congress leader alleging harassment and gender discrimination.
A petition filed by Srinivas in the Guwahati High Court seeking quashing of the FIR against him will also be taken up again by the court later in the day.
When contacted, Congress leaders here could not confirm whether Srinivas would appear before the police in person.
Expelled Assam Youth Congress leader Angkita Dutta has lodged a complaint at the Dispur police station that she has been sexually harassed, using abusive language and threatening dire consequences for the past six months. If he continues to complain to senior party officials against him.
During a recent plenary meeting of the party in Raipur, the accused grabbed her by the hand, pushed her, used abusive language and threatened to ruin her career in the party if she reported him, she said in the complaint.
Police have registered an FIR under various sections of IPC related to harassment of women and IT Act.
A five-member Guwahati police team went to Bengaluru on April 23 and pasted a notice at his house asking him to appear at the Dispur police station by May 2.
Srinivas filed a petition in the Guwahati High Court on April 26 seeking quashing of the FIR against him.
After hearing arguments from both sides, Justice Ajith Borthakur adjourned the case to May 2.
Srinivas approached the Bengaluru local court seeking interim anticipatory bail on April 28, but his plea was rejected.
Before filing the complaint, Dutta leveled allegations against Srinivas in a series of tweets on April 18 on the micro-blogging platform Twitter.
The Congress issued a show-cause notice to him and later suspended him as a principal member of the party for 6 years for anti-party activities.
Srinivas had sent a lawyer notice to Dutta asking him to apologise.