London: An Indian-origin female officer is among three policewomen suing Scotland Yard over racism and sexism claims. Police constable Usha Evans, detective constable Nighat Hubbard — the Metropolitan Police’s first Muslim policewoman to be awarded an honour by the Queen — and Catherine Bell allege they had faced discrimination from white male officers, The Sunday Times reported.
Among the allegations made by the three officers included white colleagues being allowed to work on more complex investigations, while the women were held back. Ms Hubbard alleged that male officers had made discriminatory comments. In her witness statement she said Ms Bell had reported that an officer told another female Asian officer, “You need to grow a beard, shout more and be more masculine”.