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Thursday 9 July 2020

FIR filed against 4 AAP MLAs for assaulting BJP leaders

New Delhi: Four AAP MLAs were booked for allegedly assaulting Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta, two city mayors and others at the residence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal here.

The MLAs–Jarnail Singh, Akhilesh Tripathi, Jitender Tomar and Sanjeev Jha–were named in the FIR, police said, adding the case was registered based on a complaint by Delhi BJP general-secretary Ravinder Gupta at the Civil Lines Police Station.

The leader of the opposition had alleged that AAP leaders and workers “misbehaved” with members of a BJP delegation at Kejriwal’s residence. They had gone there to discuss the relief to traders hit by a sealing drive against illegal commercial establishments on 30 January.

The complainant also alleged that woman mayors of the BJP-ruled north and east civic bodies, Preety Agarwal and Neema Bhagat, respectively, along with LoP Gupta and his personal assistant were “attacked” by the AAP MLAs, who were accompanied by bouncers.

The Delhi BJP yesterday demanded immediate arrest of the AAP MLAs named in the FIR.


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