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AAP says Delhi Police discriminating, filed FIR against Kejriwal but not against Tiwari

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Saturday accused Police of working at the behest of its "political master" and registering an FIR against but not against in connection with a ruckus at the inauguration of the

Police, however, said it is following the due procedure and the matter related to the ruckus on November 4 is being probed by the crime branch.

At a press conference, leaders Atishi and Raghav Chadha alleged that the police failed to register an FIR against Tiwari despite video evidence of him instigating people, assaulting on-duty police officials to sabotage a public event in a "premeditated attack".

They said the police, instead, registered a case against Kejriwal by "blindly pasting the sections" mentioned by Tiwari in an email complaint sent to the department.

"While Arvind Kejriwal's government gives a compensation of Rs one crore to the family of any who loses his life in line of duty, on the other hand BJP leaders insult, assault and throw punches at senior police officers and enjoy impunity," Chadha said.

said it has registered three cases in connection with the ruckus and a "proper and fair investigation" is being carried out.

"The complaint filed by had named Kejriwal and the complaint was replicated in the FIR. It cannot be said that Kejriwal has been named as accused. The FIR is always the gist of the complaint which contains the allegations of the victim," said an officer,

The said the case registered on Tiwari's complaint has sections of criminal intimidation, attempt to commit culpable homicide, voluntarily causing hurt and wrongful restraint.

The other two cases have sections of voluntarily causing hurt and wrongful restraint and criminal conspiracy, he said.

Atishi and Chadha said more than a dozen "fake" cases against leaders have fallen flat and courts have reprimanded for filing "motivated" cases against

This FIR will face the same fate and find its way to the trash cap, the leaders said and added that the AAP is prepared to go to the highest court for justice.

Atishi said, "It is to be seen now if will lodge an FIR against and his mob against whom there is videographic evidence of clear intent of violence or will it be swift in acting upon its political master's orders and file an FIR against who acted in defence and against who was in fact the victim."

On Tuesday, police registered three cases, including one against AAP Amanatullah Khan, in connection with the ruckus at the inauguration of the bridge.

The cases were later referred to the crime branch.

The cases were registered on complaints of Manoj Tiwari, his colleague B N Jha and an worker Taukir.

In the complaint against Khan, Tiwari alleged that he pushed him down and threatened to shoot him.

Tiwari and his supporters allegedly got into a scuffle with AAP workers and police officials at the inauguration event, where they had gone to protest for apparently not being invited despite Tiwari being the from the area.

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

First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 23:05 IST
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