New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been named as an accused by BJP MP Manoj Tiwari in the FIR lodged by the latter in connection with a scuffle during the launch of the Signature Bridge on 4th November. MLA Amanatullah Khan was also named an accused in the FIR that surfaced on Wednesday.
The Aam Aadmi Party has criticised Delhi Police for failing to register a case against its ‘political master’ Manoj Tiwari who was also involved in the scuffle.
AAP leaders Atishi and Raghav Chadha reportedly claimed that a video evidence shows Tiwari instigating people, assaulting on-duty police officials in a “premeditated attack”. However, based on an e-mail complaint by Tiwari, the Delhi police filed a case against Kejriwal by invoking section 120 B of IPC, which pertains to criminal conspiracy and section 308 – attempt to commit culpable homicide. When questioned, the Delhi Police stated that the matter is under probe and due process is being followed. Meanwhile, Delhi police stated that they have registered three cases in connection with the ruckus, which includes one against AAP legislator Amanatullah Khan.
According to a report by The Times of India, the Aam Aadmi Party has called the FIR against its chief a “shocking abuse of power” because the FIR was filed a day after AAP Rajya Sabha member N D Gupta filed a complaint against BJP Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari to the police commissioner.
Delhi police have filed the cases based on complaints received from Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, his colleague B N Jha and an Aam Aadmi Party worker Taukir. A report by The Republic stated that Tiwari filed a case against Khan for allegedly pushing him down and threatening to shoot him.
Tiwari and his supporters had a scuffle with AAP workers and police officials during the launch party of the Signature bridge. Tiwari’s supporters accompanied Tiwari to the event to protest against the injustice of failing to invite their party chief despite Tiwari being the area’s MP.