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AAP MLA arrested in Surat ahead of Kejriwal rally

IANS  |  Surat 

Gulab Singh, an AAP from and the party in-charge in Gujarat, was arrested here on Sunday, hours before a rally by Chief Minister Kejriwal.

A Police team which had flown from the national capital made the arrest after Gulab Singh, who has been in and out of for months, made himself available at the Umra police station.

leaders confirmed Gulab Singh's arrest. He becomes the 14th AAP legislator in Delhi to be arrested.

Earlier, a non-bailable warrant was issued against for failing to join an investigation in Delhi in an extortion case involving his associates.

Kejriwal had then asked in a tweet if would be arrested ahead of his Surat rally.

Gulab Singh's driver was arrested last month along with an associate in Delhi.

Delhi Tourism Minister and AAP leader Kapil Mishra accompanied when the latter reached the Umra police station shouting "Inquilab Zindabad" and "Bharat Mata ki Jai" on Sunday.

Mishra later tweeted that the Delhi Police, which was in a hurry to arrest Gulab Singh before Kejriwal's rally, had now told the legislator that they would return to Delhi by train when tickets were available.



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First Published: Sun, October 16 2016. 15:06 IST