Delhi University students booked for allegedly stalking and misbehaving with Smriti Irani

Lawrence Kim
April 17, 2018

The four Delhi University students were booked for stalking, criminal intimidation and intention to insulting the modesty of a woman, ANI reported.

The four accused are students of Ram Lal Anand college, under Delhi University, who were allegedly in an inebriated state at the time.

The incident is said to have taken place a year ago when Smriti Irani was on her way back home to Chanakyapuri from Delhi IGI Airport. The students had consumed alcohol at a friend's birthday party.

They even tried to overtake her auto. The FIR was filed under Section 354 D (stalking) and Section 509 (word, gesture or act meant to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The Union Minister had first made a PCR call and then lodged a formal complaint with Chanakyapuri Police Station following which the students were detained and later arrested.

The medical report performed on the students had confirmed that they were under the influence of alcohol when the incident took place. They were later released on bail.

In an interview with ANI, one of the accused apologised to Irani for "violating the law".

With the help of PCR van, the vehicle was intercepted near the US Embassy. "We would have not done this if we knew that it was Smriti Irani's auto", reported ANI. "We apologise for whatever happened", one of them had said. "I just want to ensure that our lives do not get ruined", said the man.

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