The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday demanded the arrest of Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Maheish Girri and New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) vice chairperson Karan Singh Tanwar for the murder of NDMC official MM Khan.
The AAP also demanded the resignation of the L-G for a fair probe as the Delhi Police reported to him.
L-G Jung on Thursday conceded that Bharatiya Janata Party MP, Maheish Girri, had submitted a letter on behalf of Prominent Hotels Limited, owners of The Connaught Hotel that asked the L-G to arbitrate in the conflict between NDMC and the hotel.
The party, while saying that its stand has been vindicated, also demanded that the role of Jung, NDMC vice chairperson Karan Singh Tanwar and Girri be investigated.
“The Aam Aadmi Party has been bringing to the fore incriminating evidence in the form of letters and other documents that point to a clear murder conspiracy. The role of leaders of the BJP, MP Maheish Girri and MCD vice chairman Karan Singh Tanwar has also been exposed by the AAP. The fact that the perpetrator of this crime has received political patronage from the Bhartiya Janata Party and its leaders is both shocking and disturbing,” a statement issued by the party said.
Girri has repeatedly claimed that he had nothing to do with the hotel owner, Ramesh Kakkar, and that he did not write any letter to the L-G at all.
The AAP, however, has maintained that Girri had a clear role to play in the murder.
“How can Mr Girri claim that he had nothing to do with Mr Kakkar’s case in the NDMC? How can he deny his direct involvement in seeking action against MM Khan, who conveniently ended up as a victim of a murder conspiracy?” The party asked.
The party also pointed out that the L-G letter asking the NDMC to take action on the matter as per law was sent on May 17, a day after Khan’s death.
“What is even more shocking is the timeline of events on and after the day of the murder. Even as Khan was murdered on May 16, and the police had arrested the accused hotelier Ramesh Kakkar, the L-G deemed it fit to write another to the NDMC on behalf of a murder accused and his MP friend Maheish Girri,” AAP spokesperson Raghav Chadha, said.
AAP also condemned the L-G’s ‘repeated’ letters to NDMC in the matter.
“What is the L-G’s interest in repeatedly trying to seek an action that illegally provides the accused a gain of ` 140 crore? Despite the High Court order which makes it clear that only the Estate Officer, who in this case was late MM Khan, was allowed to adjudicate in the matter, the L-G kept writing letter after letter on the behest of Maheish Girri and Ramesh Kakkar. The L-G had no right or authority to intervene in the matter, but his persistent, acute interest in the matter is highly suspect and warrants a thorough probe,” a statement issued by the party said.