Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain on Tuesday directed the additional chief secretary (home) to lodge a police complaint against state BJP chief Manoj Tiwari for allegedly indulging in violence at the Signature Bridge inauguration.
In his note to Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Manoj Parida, Jain said Tiwari and his associates indulged in hooliganism to overawe the highest functionaries of the government at the event where Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other cabinet ministers were present.
"Manoj Tiwari and his associates formed unlawful assembly, forcibly entered (reached the) dias with the intention to attack and harm the chief minister 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 (commissioner of police) and concerned DCP/police station against Manoj Tiwari and his associates..." the note said.
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 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have lodged complaints against each other, alleging assault.
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 AAP 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.
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