New Delhi: As Delhi Police moved to arrested AAP legislators Prakash Jarwal and Amanatullah Khan over in connection with the alleged assault on the Delhi chief secretary at the chief minister’s residence, the ruling party alleged that “a number of false allegations have been levelled against the party leaders.”
While Jarwal was arrested last night for questioning, Khan surrendered before the police on Wednesday.
Spaking to reporters AAP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh alleged excessive action against the party leaders in the past as well.
“Nafrat iss hadd tak, vidhayakon ke khilaf karyavahi iss hadd tak ke hamare ek vidhayak Somnath Bharti ke kutte ko pakadne ke liye 40 Delhi Police ke jawan jaate hain (The level of hatred is such that even to catch a dog of our MLA Somnath Bharti, Delhi Police sent 40 jawans),” Singh said.
Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash has alleged that he was assaulted by Khan, Jarwal, and others during a meeting at the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence on Monday night.
The Delhi Police has registered an FIR against Khan and others on the basis of Prakash’s complaint.
Singh said that party leaders are being hounded and there is no proof that Delhi Chief Secretary was beaten by AAP MLAs.
Earlier, Jarwal and Ajay Dutt, AAP MLAs from Deoli and Ambedkar Nagar respectively, had claimed the bureaucrat made casteist remarks. They have lodged a complaint against him with the Delhi Police and the National Commission for Scheduled Castes.
AAP Delhi unit’s chief spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj claimed that Jarwal was “arrested” based on a “frivolous” complaint.
“MLA Prakash Jarwal was the complainant and now he is under arrest. Every single day there is an attempt by the BJP government to dismiss and destroy AAP,” he said.
“Delhi Police arrested elected MLA without any evidence. What about the arrest of IAS Officers who can be seen beating Minister in Secretariate? There is FIR by Minister as well as video evidence, but no arrests,” Bharadwaj tweeted.