New Delhi, Jul 27 (PTI) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today hit out at the Delhi Police and accused it of “implicating” its MLAs at the “behest” of the BJP. Also Read - Punjab Aam Admi Party MLAs to Move Towards Delhi on Tractors to Support Farmers On Monday
Citing the case registered against party MLA from Deoli Prakash Jarwal earlier this month, senior party leader and political affairs committee (PAC) member Atishi Marlena alleged that Delhi Police was being “misused” by its “political masters”. Also Read - AAP MLA Somnath Bharti Sentenced to Two Years in Jail For Assaulting Security Staff at AIIMS
“The Delhi Police, on the orders of the Bhartiya Janata Party has consistently implicated the Aam Aadmi Party MLAs in false cases, the latest being that against Jarwal by a female BJP activist,” she said in a press statement. Also Read - IRCTC Latest News: India's First Rajdhani Express With Pull-push Technology to Run Daily From Tuesday | Check Timings, Route
Jarwal has been booked for allegedly molesting a 53- year-old woman in southeast Delhi’s Sangam Vihar. It is the second such case against him.
“In complete violation of procedure and norms, the Delhi Police filed a case against Jarwal under Section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty).
“After the court quashed the complaint today, it has reinforced the fact that the Delhi Police is being misused by its political masters to sully the image of the AAP,” Marlena alleged.
Since the AAP came to power in Delhi, 15 of its MLAs have been booked under different charges with the party claiming it was being subjected to “political vendetta”.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.