Aam Aadmi Party MLA Alka Lamba says she has no complaint against the Delhi Commission for Women, but she finds it difficult to hide her disappointment. She gives the impression that she was not fully backed by her own government’s panel.
“I was attacked during my anti-drug drive on August 9. Cops were eyewitness. I filed two police complaints but action was initiated against me instead. I thought why a third complaint with the police? I turned to DCW with much hope,” Lamba told.
Lamba says she got a phone call from DCW three days after she moved the panel. “I have been issued three summons. They want me to show proof. They have not yet summoned the cops who let the attack happen under their watch. The local BJP MLA, who called me a drug addict and threatened me, has not been summoned. I am surprised.”
She says she is willing to give DCW more time. “Take two more weeks, but take action. I have been working on women’s issues. I have been part of two committees (Gujarat and Assam) of the National Commission for Women. I know how difficult it is for women to get justice,” she said.
Lamba also denied vandalising a shop during her drive. “The CCTV footage showing me throwing things around was taken after I was attacked.”