“There would be action wherever there is violation of the Act,” said a senior police official.
Cases under various sections of the Delhi Prevention of Defacement of Property Act, 2007 have been registered at Najafgarh police station against Gulab Singh Yadav (AAP’s Matiala candidate) and Mukesh Kumar Dagar, the Najafgarh candidate.
While Dagar has one FIR against him, there are four FIRs against Yadav. “My constituency area is full of hoardings and boards belonging to both the BJP and Congress. The police registered FIRs against me after we had a meeting with the area’s sub-divisional magistrate on October 2,” Yadav told HT.
Permission withdrawn for AAP rally
AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal claimed the police withdrew permission for his rally at Mustafabad in northeast Delhi on Saturday at the last moment.
The police, however, said: “In view of the model code of conduct applicable since Friday, all applications for any rally need to be applied for anew. This would mean all such rallies need clearances from several authorities.”