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Police send mail, await girl’s reply

New Delhi, Dec. 6: Delhi police today wrote to the law intern, requesting her to record a statement so that they can proceed against Justice Asok Kumar Ganguly.

“We have got in touch with the complainant today and sent an email to her. But we are yet to get any reply from her…” S.B.S. Tyagi, deputy commissioner (New Delhi district), said tonight.

“We will certainly lodge an FIR in the case but before that we want to get the intern’s statement. Without that, we cannot proceed much beyond registering an FIR. And also we need to know what offence can be made out against the accused,” Tyagi said.

Another officer said: “Her statement is enough to question and arrest a suspect.”

Farooq furore

Union Minister Farooq Abdullah today kicked up a controversy through a statement on sexual harassment but apologised after an uproar.

“These days… one is scared of talking to girls. We feel that a lady should not be hired as a secretary. God forbid, if there is some complaint, we may land in jail,” he said, adding that he was not blaming women but society.

Among those who sought an apology was his son Omar. “I am sorry. I never meant it in the manner that people have taken it,” Farooq said.