Proceedings against Kumar Vishwas closed, DCW tells high court

New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Wednesday informed the Delhi High Court that no proceedings were pending against AAP leader Kumar Vishwas with regards to a complaint filed by a woman party volunteer.

Commission chairperson Barkha Singh’s counsel told Justice V.P. Vaish that DCW proceedings against Vishwas were dropped on June 23.

Aam Aadmi Party’s Kumar Vishwas challenged and sought suspension of summons issued to him by the commission on the complaint of an Aam Aadmi Party volunteer who alleged that her life was ruined as Vishwas refused to deny “rumours” about their alleged affair.

The DCW told the court that after the woman approached other forums – police and mediation cell – on the issue, the commission closed the proceedings.

The high court posted the matter for August 7.

Seeking suspension of the summons, Vishwas told the court that he was “wrongly summoned” and that the decision was outside the DCW’s jurisdiction.

The AAP leader said DCW chairperson Barkha Singh issued the summons due to “political vendetta”. The AAP termed the allegations levelled by the woman volunteer “baseless”.

The woman had participated in campaigning for Kumar Vishwas in Amethi Lok Sabha constituency in the 2014 general elections.

She went public about the “rumours” of their alleged affair and asked Vishwas to deny these. She later approached the DCW which summoned Vishwas.

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