Tehelka: BJP leader tweets victim's name; irresponsible act, says NCW

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BJP leader tweets victim's surname, NCW slams it as irresponsible act
New Delhi, Nov 30: BJP was caught in a major controversy after the party spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi tweeted Tehelka sexual assault case victim's name on Friday.

After the incident was slammed widely, Lekhi said the tweet was posted by her, but her phone was 'misused' by someone. She, on Friday, apologised for the tweet.

Very unfortunate: NCW

National Commission for Women (NCW) emember Shamina Shafiq criticised Meenakshi Lekhi saying, "She is a responsible person, and if a person like her makes a mistake like this, than it is very unfortunate. It is a punishable offence under 228A, that you cannot reveal the identity of the victim. We will be taking action against this. We will ask for her explanation on this issue".

"I don't understand what has happened to our political class. They blacken the house of a woman. Then they say that people will not employ women in offices because of this case. Now again, this irresponsible behaviour," she added. 

On Tarun Tejpal, Shamina said, "It is his duty. Any person, who has been booked under certain offence, should definitely cooperate with the police. He is doing the right thing by cooperating,"

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(With agency inputs)

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