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AAP delegation meets EC, demands action against Delhi police for harassing call centre employees

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

An Party delegation, led by Manish Sisodia, Friday met the a complaint against the police which, it claimed, was acting at the BJP's behest to harass call centre employees hired by the party.

A BJP team had held a meeting with and alleged that the was making "misleading" phone calls about the city's electoral rolls.

Ahead of the polls scheduled to begin on April 11, the had directed the police to take "necessary action" against the people making such calls. An FIR was also filed in this matter.

The leaders asserted that they were responsible for hiring the call centre employees to make people aware that names had been deleted from voters' lists and the police should question the leaders instead of these workers.

The alleged that BJP got more than 30 lakh voters' names were deleted in When the Party started talking about this issue and hired a call centre to inform voters about it, the BJP got rattled and ordered the police to harass the call centre employees, it alleged.

a complaint against the Delhi police, the AAP delegation, including Sisodia, senior leader and candidates Atishi and Raghav Chadha, met the Friday.

Sisodia urged the EC to direct to stop the harassment of the call centre employees.

"The is working like goons. We urged the EC to stop the from doing it. They (Delhi police) are pressuring and harassing the call centre employees. They are not making proxy calls, they have been hired by the Party, we have entered into an agreement with them to do it," he said.

"You talk to the AAP, talk to Arvind Kejriwal, talk to We have demanded that the EC take action against police officials responsible for harassing the call centre employees at the behest of the BJP," he added.

Singh, a senior AAP leader, said if the feels that a probe must be initiated against the AAP then they should go ahead with it but the ways used by Delhi police are "illegal and politically motivated".

In a letter to the Friday, he called for strict action against the police officials involved in alleged harassment of the call centre employees.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 16:05 IST