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Ilmi approaches police over trolling by 'AAP supporters'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

leader Shazia Ilmi today filed a police complaint accusing supporters of "abusing" and hurling "sexual innuendos" at her on

Ilmi said she was trolled over her video statement on Twitter, where she had attacked the Kejriwal over the involvement of sacked minister in a sex tape.

It also came on a day the expelled Savitri Khatri, its Narela ward candidate for the upcoming municipal polls, for allegedly allowing Kumar to campaign for her.

"I left the because of bad elements in it and our party (BJP) did the right thing today. Because of Kumar, Savita Khatri had to pay.

"But, because of Kumar's misadventures, I am now facing abuse on They are posting nasty comments with ration card jokes and sexual innuendos. Some of it is so vulgar, I cannot even describe it in words," she said.

Ilmi, who had switched to the from the AAP, alleged that users of the microblogging site who were "abusing" her were "AAP supporters".

"These people follow big AAP leaders. They must be tracked through their handles and IP addresses. This is not just an insult to me, but an affront to all women. Would they use such filthy language for women in their own homes?" she asked.

Kumar, a former minister in the Kejriwal government, was sacked from the AAP last year over a sex tape purportedly featuring him.

When asked, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia condemned the trolling of Ilmi and promised strict action against AAP volunteers if found guilty.

"Such behaviour is unacceptable and strict action should be taken. It is wrong to troll a woman on Twitter. If AAP volunteers are found involved in this case, we will take strict action," Sisodia said.

Police confirmed receiving a complaint and said it is being looked into.

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First Published: Tue, April 18 2017. 20:57 IST