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Delhi High Court issues notice to woman who accused AAP leader Kumar Vishwas of molesting her
The Delhi High Court issued notice to the woman who accused poet and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas of molesting her. The court also asked Delhi Police to file status report on the matter by July 21. Kumar Vishwas had filed a plea in the Delhi High Court against the trial court's order to Delhi Police to register FIR against him.

Notably last year an AAP volunteer had accused Kumar Vishwas of molesting her and filed a complaint in the court seeking registration of FIR. On March 16 while listening the matter in wake of the complaint, the trial court asked the police to initiate investigation after filing the FIR.

The order came despite Delhi Police's argument that there was no proof in the matter and the complainant was changing her statement again and again.

After the court's order Delhi Police filed the FIR against Kumar Vishwas at Sarojini Nagar police station under IPC's Sections 354A (sexual harassment) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Challenging the trial court's verdict in Delhi High Court the AAP leader's counsel, senior advocate HS Phulka questioned metropolitan magistrate's direction in the matter despite police saying that no offence was made out against Vishwas from the complaint.

Kumar Vishwas in his plea also claimed that the complaint by the woman was just a publicity attempt by her and it was meant to tarnish his reputation. 

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