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Signature Bridge ruckus: Delhi Police registers three cases, Amanatullah Khan booked

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Police on Tuesday registered three cases, including one against the ruling AAP's MLA Amanatullah Khan, in connection with the at the inaugural function of

The cases have been referred to the Crime Branch of Police for investigation.

Three cases have been registered at station under North East district in connection with the incidents during the inauguration of the Signature Bridge, Police said in a statement.

The cases have been registered on complaints of Manoj Tiwari, his colleague B N Jha and an an (AAP) worker Taukir, it said.

"All the three cases are being referred to crime branch for further investigation," the statement said.

Joint of said a case has been registered against Khan on a complaint filed by Tiwari.

The state BJP alleged in his complaint that Khan pushed him down and threatened to shoot him.

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

Earlier in the day, had directed the (Home) to lodge a police complaint against Tiwari for allegedly indulging in violence at the inauguration.

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

"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 the note.

"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..." he said.

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

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

In a letter written to 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 Khan's arrest and waved black flags at Kejriwal in Nand Nagri, where he had gone to attend an official function.

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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 22:40 IST