The Hong Kong police have arrested a certain Garry Singh, who in December 2015, offered money to the public to rape Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s daughter Harshita Kejriwal. Newsd has exclusively learnt from sources that although Singh is out on bail in Hong Kong, he is being monitored closely by authorities, who believe he is a suspected sex offender.
A tweet, posted from the account @garrysingh954 on December 19, 2015, said, “someone rape Kejriwal daughter but rapist age 17-18 I offer 1 lakh rupees cash and one new bike ..”.
SAP consultant Amit Kumar, who took on the responsibility of tracking down Garry, was in constant touch with Hong Kong officials for six months before hearing on June 30th this year that they have nabbed the accused.
Kumar says there were two tweets that were uploaded from the Twitter account, but the first was immediately deleted. The account holder is a Haryana-based male, currently residing in Hong Kong. He believes there is a 90% chance that the Hong Kong authorities will deport Garry to India. However, the Indian authorities are yet to take up the case.
Since December 20, 2015, a day after the tweets were posted, Kumar has been in touch with Hong Kong authorities via telephone and e-mail. Some of the questions they asked Kumar include what actions were taken on seeing the posts, had it been reported to the local police, whether the chief minister’s daughter was hurt after this incident and how Arvind Kejriwal responded to the incident.
Promila Gupta, a member of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), had taken cognizance of the tweet the very same day (December 19, 2015) and assured action against Singh for provoking rape.
Earlier this year, Union women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi recommended a new provision to penalise those attacking women on the internet on par with physical violence against them.
Newsd has approached the Hong Kong police for an official confirmation of Garry’s arrest and are awaiting their reply.