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Shooter Vartika Singh Goes To Court Against Smriti Irani, 2 Others

Shooter Vartika Singh Goes To Court Against Smriti Irani, 2 Others
Vartika Singh alleged that two "aides" of Smriti Irani asked for money from her
Sultanpur : 

International shooter Vartika Singh has moved a court accusing Union minister Smriti Irani and two others for demanding money to make her a member of the central women's commission, days after she was herself named in a police complaint.

The MP-MLA court has fixed January 2 for a hearing after which it will decide if the case falls under its jurisdiction, according to her lawyer.

The shooter alleged that people close to the minister issued her a fake letter, appointing her as a member of the central women's commission, a possible reference to the National Commission for Women.

She alleged that Vijay Gupta and Rajnish Singh, the two "aides" of the Union minister, initially demanded Rs 1 crore from her and then brought the amount down to Rs 25 lakh.

She also alleged that one of the men talked to her in an obscene manner.

On November 23, however, Vijay Gupta had lodged a complaint against the shooter and another person at Musafirkhana police station in Amethi district, accusing them of levelling unfounded charges against him and trying to spoil his image.

Based on the complaint, police had lodged an FIR against her.

Vartika Singh, however, claimed that the complaint was lodged after she threatened to expose "corruption".

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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NDTV in partnership with UBER is launching a sustained campaign 'Roshan Dilli'  to try and raise safety standards in India's capital, New Delhi.

Our focus is to try and improve lighting in public spaces in the city. Lighting is a key factor in shaping women's perceptions of safety

The initiative will provide a platform for all stakeholders to discuss our goal of improving safety standards, to start a conversation about safety of women in the country

It will also highlight various interventions and solutions that help to make women safe and put the spotlight on what more can be done.

The campaign will accentuate the need for Safety to be a shared responsibility

The need for gender sensitization and how law enforcement and civil society through checks and education can try and make women safer

We hope you will join us and help make New Delhi a safer city for women.

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