New Delhi, March 21 (KMS): Police in India are demanding information from opposition politician Rahul Gandhi over his statement that he women are sexually assaulted in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Police officers delivered a legal notice to his home and stayed for two hours, according to a report released by the BBC.
They said they wanted information about victims he had spoken to in the disputed region of Kashmir, so they could provide justice.
Mr Gandhi described the action as unprecedented, but said he would give a detailed response within 10 days.
The visit by police follows a separate political controversy over warnings Mr Gandhi issued about the erosion of Indian democracy during a recent visit to the UK.
The MP from India’s main opposition Congress Party said he hoped the legal notice and visit by the police had nothing to do with his stance on various issues, including recent criticism of connections between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a business tycoon accused of financial fraud.
After the police visit, the Congress Party said the BJP was “deploying every dirty trick in the book”, including sending officers to “harass our leaders and spokespeople”.
“All to silence us from exposing the Adani scam. But we will not back down until we get the answer!” the party said.
Officers remained for two hours at Mr Gandhi’s house in the capital New Delhi, after delivering the notice demanding information on claims he had made about women being sexually assaulted in Indian-administered Kashmir in January.