17/03/2016 11:03 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

FIR Ordered Against Kumar Vishwas In Molestation Case

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal sits flanked by Aam Aadmi Party or Common man’s party leaders Manish Sisodia, left and Kumar Vishwas at a farmer’s rally near the Indian parliament in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Indian farmers and the opposition parties are protesting against a government plan to ease rules for obtaining land for industry and development projects. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

NEW DELHI -- A Delhi court yesterday ordered lodging of an FIR on a plea by an AAP volunteer alleging molestation by party leader Kumar Vishwas with a liberty to police to arrest him if required during the investigation.

The court also said the complaint accuses him of making "sexually coloured" remarks which requires probe.

Metropolitan Magistrate Pankaj Sharma while pronouncing the order, also orally observed that as per the complaint, advances were made towards the complainant.

"The facts of the complaint disclosed commission of cognizable offence. As mentioned in the complaint, accused made sexually coloured remarks and made advances towards the complainant which require police investigation and accordingly concerned SHO is directed to register an FIR on the basis of complaint and investigate the matter," the magistrate said while allowing the complaint filed by the woman.

The court further said that "the investigation shall be done uninfluenced and arrest be made when required".

It also directed the police to file the compliance report by tomorrow.

The court had on 24 February reserved its order on the complaint in which the complainant claimed she had approached the police but no action was taken against the leader.

In its status report filed before the court, Delhi police had said during its probe, nothing was found to substantiate the allegations levelled by the complainant against Vishwas to register any criminal case against him.

The court had on 21 December, last year asked the police to file a status report as to whether any FIR has been registered on the complaint.

The woman, in her complaint seeking registration of FIR against Vishwas, alleged that he had molested her.

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