USCW will dismiss woman’s complaint if she fails to appear before commission in October too : Barthwal
The Uttarakhand State Commission for Women (USCW) has sent a summon to the woman who had recently accused BJP MLA from Dwarahat constituency of Almora district, Mahesh Negi, of sexual exploitation to appear before the commission or else, her complaint will be dismissed. As informed by the chairperson of USCW, Vijay Barthwal, the woman had written a letter to the commission stating that she wanted the assistance of the USCW but when the commission called her twice to hear on the matter from both the parties as per her complaint letter, she did not appear even once. “When we called her the first time, she stated she could not come due to her child’s health, so we called her again for the second meeting but she failed to appear again while the accused Negi arrived both the times. We cannot take proceedings further because we need both parties to be present to hear both the sides. Therefore, we have issued a summon to the woman and have mentioned a specific date in October to appear before the USCW,” said Barthwal. According to her, the commission has given the said woman enough time to manage her schedule to appear on the given date and time and if she fails to appear the third time too without any valid reason, the commission will dismiss her complaint considering that the accuser no longer wishes to proceed further with the women commission.
Friday, 04 September 2020 | PNS | Dehradun