“Least police action” in Mona Shokeen physical assault case
Victim had blamed AAP MLA Bandana Kumari & named the accused in FIR
New Delhi, Dec. 16 (Delhi Crown): Mona Shokeen, a resident of Shalimar Bagh in the North-West District Police whose video of getting mercilessly beaten up by several persons had gone viral last month, on Thursday told www.thedelhicrown.com that barely any action has been taken by the Shalimar Bagh Police so far.
She further alleged that three men involved in the assault were still at large, and that the local MLA Bandana Kumari hasn’t been questioned yet by the police.
The CCTV footage of Nov. 19 night incident showing four men and two women beating up Mona Shokeen and her daughter Khushi Shokeen with sticks and rods had gone viral on social media.
While the two accused women – Megha and Naha, who were arrested initially managed to get bail, one of the four men who had attacked Mona and her daughter with lathis and rods was said to have been detained at Shalimar Bagh Police Station for a day. Thereafter, he too managed to get bail from the Delhi High Court.
Mona said – “I got Prateek Sharma alias Golu arrested by Shalimar Police. Later I gathered that he was let off during late night hours and the next day he managed to get bail from the Delhi High Court. The Investigation Officer Mohini Yadav didn’t even care to inform me about his bail matter which was most probably heard at Delhi HC on Thursday (Dec. 16).”
She added – “I have requested the local SHO to change the I.O. in my case.”
Repeated efforts were made by www.thedelhicrown.com to reach out to IO Mohini Yadav and DCP North-West Usha Rangnani to take the police’s version, but in vain.
“You will have to come to Shalimar Bagh Police Station if you want to get any information about the Mona Shokeen case,” Mohini Yadav told www.thedelhicrown.com over phone.
In her FIR lodged with the Shalimar Bagh Police Station, Mona had directly accused local Aam Admi Party (AAP) MLA Bandana Kumari to be behind the physical assault on her.
Later, the local MLA had denied the allegation.