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Delhi govt directs top official to lodge complaint against Tiwari

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Home Minister on Tuesday directed the (home) to lodge a police complaint against Manoj for allegedly indulging in violence at the inauguration.

In his note to (Home) Manoj Parida, Jain said and his associates indulged in hooliganism to overawe the highest functionaries of the government at the event where and other cabinet ministers were present.

"Manoj and his associates formed unlawful assembly, forcibly entered (reached the) dias with the intention to attack and harm the and council of ministers and create ruckus, obstructed and assaulted public servant..." Jain said in his note to Parida.

"It is therefore directed that home department immediately lodges a formal complaint with the CP (of police) and concerned DCP/police station against and his associates..." the note said.

Tiwari and his supporters allegedly got into a scuffle with members and police at the inaugural event of the newly-built here on Sunday.

The (BJP) had gone to the event to stage a protest for allegedly not being invited to the inauguration despite being from the area.

Jain said a CD containing various videos of the event showed the "lawlessness" Tiwari and his associates indulged in.

Both the BJP and the ruling (AAP) have lodged complaints against each other, alleging assault.

MP on Tuesday accused the Police of "inaction" in dealing with those responsible for the ruckus at the event and demanded that it register a case against Tiwari.

In a letter written to Police Amulya Patnaik, he asked why Tiwari had not been booked even 48 hours after the incident.

He said the police in the country, particularly in Delhi, worked under "tremendous political pressure".

Earlier on Tuesday, BJP leaders and workers staged protests across Delhi, demanding the arrest of MLA Amantullah Khan for allegedly threatening Tiwari during the event and waved black flags at Kejriwal in Nand Nagri, where he had gone to attend an official function.

The BJP had on Sunday said Khan used abusive language and pushed Tiwari at the event.

The AAP responded on Monday, saying Khan was trying to prevent Tiwari from getting onto the stage where Kejriwal and other leaders were present.

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

First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 20:30 IST