Dr. Meenakshi Sundriyal, wife of Khurshid Anwar in a letter written to the National Commission for Women yesterday, asked if the due procedures were followed in the course of examining evidence and filing the FIR against Anwar.
It must be noted that one of the members of the NCW was present on the show aired on India TV on the night of December 17. This show not only contained highly biased and disparaging remarks against Khurshid Anwar but also edited out the part with his statement.
The cause of this public lynching was a CD recorded by the alleged victim in a reputed activists’ office. This CD which also reached NCW’s office was subsequently used as an evidence for filing the case.
“Anwar’s family and friends want to know if it is regular practice to recommend the filing of a case on the basis of evidence such as material available on a video CD like the one in this case.”
“The video is less of a testimony and more of a drawing room discussion. We believe the complainant was being prompted,” said Ritwik Agrawal, one of the spokespersons for the campaign.
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