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BJP's dharna at CM office: No lapse found on police's part, Delhi Assembly informed

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

No "lapse" has been found on the part of the Delhi Police in connection with a 'dharna' led by Opposition leader Vijender Gupta outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's office in June, the Delhi Assembly was informed today.

The general administration department of the Delhi government said this in response to a question on the dharna.

The department shared a report of the assistant commissioner of police (GNCT Security) which read, "Delhi Police has been assigned the external security of Delhi Secretariat i.e. entry access control whereas the internal security of the building is looked after by the private security."

The report also said that all the locks and keys of the entire building (Delhi Secretariat) are "under the jurisdiction of private security".

"There is no lapse on the part of Delhi Police staff," it read.

Gupta, BJP leaders Parvesh Verma, Jagdish Pradhan, Manjinder Singh Sirsa and rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra had in June sat on dharna outside the office of Chief Minister Kejriwal, who along with four cabinet colleagues was protesting at the L-G office. The BJP leaders and Mishra were demanding that Kejriwal join work.

Earlier in the day, Gupta alleged at a press conference that the AAP government had asked the Delhi Police to file an FIR to probe the dharna.

"The Delhi government and the AAP are taking repressive steps out of nervousness due to all-round attack by the Opposition. The government has created an almost emergency situation.

"It has swooped down upon Opposition in the most undemocratic ways," Gupta told reporters here.

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

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 20:05 IST
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