Sheila Dikshit equates Narendra Modi aide Amit Shah snooping case to Tarun Tejpal Tehelka sexual assault

Nov 22 2013, 19:52 IST
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Dikshit termed the alleged sexual assault of Tehelka woman journalist by Tarun Tejpal as Dikshit termed the alleged sexual assault of Tehelka woman journalist by Tarun Tejpal as "shocking". PTI
SummaryDikshit reacts to Tarun Tejpal tehelka sexual assault case only to drag Narendra Modi aide Shah into it.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today said there was not much "basic difference" between the Tarun Tejpal Tehelka sexual assault case and the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi aide Amit Shah's "illegal" snooping of a woman in Gujarat, describing them as an attack on the dignity of women.

Condemning the incidents, she said action should be initiated in both the cases as per law.

"There was not much of a basic difference between the snooping episode allegedly involving Narendra Modi and the latest sexual assault case of a woman journalist by Tehelka Editor Tarun Tejpal as both the incidents are an attack on the dignity of women," Dikshit said.

She was replying to a question whether she felt that there was any basic difference between the two cases.

"We should raise our voice against them. It is a matter of serious concern. Action should be taken in these cases to set examples so that such incidents do not happen again in future," she said.

Dikshit termed the alleged sexual assault of Tehelka woman journalist by Tarun Tejpal as "shocking".

"It has come as a shock to all of us. I feel that implementation of rules and regulations of the Supreme Court by the administration of corporate sectors should be done and they should, in fact, evolve a mechanism so that they are followed," Dikshit said at an interaction at the Indian Women Press Corps.

Amit Shah, the former minister of state for home in Gujarat and considered close to Narendra Modi, is being accused of misusing his powers and police machinery for illegal surveillance of a young woman in 2009.

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