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Delhi police files charge sheet in case of harassment and intimidation of Republic TV journalist

Delhi Police on Friday filed a detailed charge sheet in a court here in connection with a case pertaining to the alleged harassment and intimidation of a woman journalist at a rally organised by Gujarat Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Jignesh Mevani.

As per the charge sheet, the Delhi Police, as part of the investigation, recorded the statement of the complainant, studied the footage, interrogated the accused and went through documents submitted by the accused, an alleged aide of Jignesh Mevani.

The charge sheet, which was filed before Metropolitan Magistrate Preeti Parewa in Patiala House Court, mentioned that the police gathered evidence against the accused including a CD containing a video of the alleged offence.

According to the charge sheet, the Delhi Police recorded the statement of the complainant - a journalist working with Republic TV - and also interrogated the accused.

The charge sheet was filed under section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a women)/ 506 (Punishment for Criminal intimidation)/ 341 (punishment for wrongfully restraint)/ 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) IPC and stated, "the accused is joining the investigation and without arrest and accused may please be called through notice a difference witnesses through summons during the course of trial.

It also mentioned that the accused has joined the investigation and interrogation was conducted. During the course of investigation, search of other persons was also conducted but no whereabouts of other persons could be obtained, it added.

The police also called Mohit Pandey of NSUI to investigate about the persons participating in the rally, but he refused to give any list or information about the names of all persons as it was an open call for people to join the rally, the charge sheet stated.