Gurugram: A politician was held for allegedly sending ‘objectionable’ e-mails to a woman resident of his locality in an upscale housing society on the Delhi-Gurugram Expressway. The woman registered a complaint against her politician neighbour, Nikhil Alva, earlier in the month. Alva had allegedly posted the objectionable content against the woman through a series of e-mails on the internal groups comprising the residents of the society.Also Read - Locals In Gurugram Sector 12 Protest Against Namaz At Public Place, Raise Slogans
To talk about the various issues plaguing the society, the residents were added to email groups. Around 340 people lived in the society. However, the politician had allegedly misused the platform. The victim claimed that during the last three years, the politician had been intentionally writing such e-mails “to cast aspersions on me”, quoted a report by Times of India. Also Read - Another Jolt to Common Man! CNG, Piped Cooking Gas Prices Hiked in Delhi-NCR | Check Revised Rates
Meanwhile, police registered an FIR against Alva under sections 354D (stalking) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC at DLF 3 police station. In a twist of the tale, Alva told the daily that the allegations levied on him were ‘false’ and ‘malicious’. He added that the claims were “the results of an internal strife between two residents’ groups and were aimed at intimidating me”. Also Read - Flood-like Situation in Gurugram as Heavy Rains Lash Delhi NCR; Traffic Hit
Alva took to Twitter to prove his point by disclosing a copy of his complaint and response. He tweeted: “Today, a false & politically motivated police complaint has been filed against me in Gurugram that has no basis whatsoever. The genesis of this action is a complaint I had filed against financial irregularities in a RWA.”
The woman’s complaint, on the other hand, stated that there were unwelcome sexual overtones, inappropriate and grossly offensive language in the e-mails written by Alva. She also informed the police that Alva had wilfully, deliberately, intentionally and maliciously posted the emails on various groups despite her clear indications of disinterest. She had reportedly advised Alva to stop sending her e-mails containing loose expressions but in vain. The report by Times of India mentioned that the victim had submitted copies of emails written by Alva between March 2017 and October 2018 to the police.
While the woman claimed that the e-mails had caused irreparable loss to her personal reputation and family life, Alva claimed that he had never had any personal interaction with the woman.