BJP MLA Nilesh Cabral today claimed that the 50-year-old man arrested for allegedly desecrating the religious places was a supporter of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which was rejected by the Arvind Kejriwal-led party.
The accused had told the police that he "casually" vandalised 12 crosses over the last fortnight with no intention to create an enmity, a senior police officer had said.
"It is for the police to investigate. Find out whether there are other people involved. Whether it is AAP or anybody else it is for the police to decide. I just expressed that he was AAP supporter and he was very much involved in the last election with his vehicle canvassing for AAP," the MLA told reporters.
"Cabral's claim that the culprit is an 'active supporter of AAP 'is absurd and perhaps stems from his anger at AAP's recent agitation against the pathetic condition of roads built in Curchorem less than a year ago," the Kejriwal-led party said in a statement.
"The matter is under investigation. AAP sincerely hopes that the police will get to the bottom of the deplorable episode and accordingly launch a full-fledged prosecution backed by a thorough investigation and evidence," added the statement.
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