New Delhi, Apr 20: Senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Thursday filed a complaint against Bharatiya Janata youth wing leader Manish Chandela. Candela openly accepted on social media networking platform Twitter that he was responsible to have set Rohingya refugee camps in Delhi on fire, earlier this month. Bhushan expressed his disappointment with the Delhi Police through Twitter, “No action yet by Delhi Police to register a case and arrest him and no action by BJP to remove him from the party. State of rule of law under BJP.”
After receiving criticism from various groups like All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM), Chandela deleted his Twitter account. Bhushan attached the screenshots of Chandela’s tweet in his complaint. Chandela said in a tweet about the Rohingya refugee camp fire, “Yes, we did it and we do again #ROHINGYA QUIT INDIA. Well done by our heroes.” However, when he was when asked if he was responsible for burning the camp, Chandela replied in the affirmative.
A fire had broken out at the refugee camp near Kalindi Kunj in south Delhi on the intervening night of April 14 and 15 that quickly engulfed the whole camp in which more than 200 residents of the camp lost all their belongings, including identity cards and special visas issued by the United Nations. “The open claim on social media by the culprit is a challenge to the Delhi Police and all other law enforcement agencies. The tweet was posted immediately after the fire in the refugee camp… We demand immediate arrest of Manish Chandela under appropriate sections of the IPC,” the Mushawarat said in the letter signed by its president Navaid Hamid.
The Rohingyas are mostly Muslim ethnic in Myanmar, who are fleeing the northwestern province of Rakhine where they are facing persecution.