New Delhi: Armed men reportedly attacked the residence of AAP Councillor of Ward 83 (SDMC) Jitendra Kumar, on Thursday evening. Speaking to ANI, Kumar said, “There were 20-25 men. They not only fired bullets but also tried to break in. They threatened to kill me before leaving. It seems to be a politically driven attack. I have filed a written complaint with the police.” (Also read: AAP Says Delhi Govt Discriminating, Filed FIR Against Kejriwal, Not Against Tiwari)
However, a report in The Hindu said that several rounds were fired and vehicles were damaged at Kumar’s Sangam Vihar residence over an incident from Wednesday. The daily quoted police as saying that the incident occurred following an argument between the councillor’s neighbour and a man over public urination the previous day.
Additional DCP (South) Vijayanta Arya told the daily that on Wednesday night, accused Amit came to meet his friend Ravinder who lives in the same locality as Kumar and his brother Bhupinder. “When Amit was leaving, he had an altercation with one Sunil because the latter objected to his urinating in public.
“Around 1 AM, Amit returned with a couple of others to get back at Sunil but was beaten up by locals,” Arya said. On Thursday evening, Amit returned with his friends and allegedly opened fire. “They also pelted stones to damage windows of Sunil’s and one Vijaypal’s house who was involved in the fight on Wednesday and the adjoining house of Bhupinder, brother of Jitendra,” Arya said.
Police said they had registered an FIR into the incident and were looking for the absconding accused.
Meanwhile, the Delhi High Court has sought the response from the Centre, AAP government and the Delhi Assembly Speaker’s office on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash’s plea against the breach of privilege proceedings initiated against him.
The proceedings were initiated against Prakash by the Assembly’s Privileges Committee based on complaints by the Question and Reference Committee (QRC) and the Protocol Committee.
A bench of Justice Vibhu Bhakhru issued notices on the plea seeking setting aside of the breach of privilege proceedings. The chief secretary had early this year challenged breach of privilege proceedings initiated against him by Assembly panels for not appearing before them.