NDMC officer’s murder: Kejriwal, BJP MP Maheish Girri fight it out on Twitter

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 20, 2016 10:10 IST
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday acussed the central government of shielding BJP MP Mahesh Girri in the murder case of New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) legal officer MM Khan. (PTI)

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal accused the central government of shielding BJP MP Maheish Girri for the murder of MM Khan, a legal officer with the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), on Monday.

The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has demanded that BJP MP Mahesh Girri and NDMC vice-chairman Karan Singh Tanwar be investigated for the murder since they wrote to lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung, seeking Khan’s removal from the department.

Delhi chief minister and AAP chief, Arvind Kejriwal, further accused Jung of trying to shield Girri and Tanwar.

Girri, however, challenged Kejriwal to prove the allegations in a public debate at Constitution Club, staging a protest outside his house on Sunday. Threatening to take legal action against Kejriwal for the “baseless accusations”, he further said he would quit politics in case AAP did prove him guilty.

“... I want to go to the people’s court. Either he should prove the allegations or he should resign. He should accept that he has made a mistake,” the BJP MP from East Delhi said.

Continuing his attack on Kejriwal on Monday, the MP lashed at him for dragging in the Prime Minister’s name in to the controversy.

“Your obsession with PMOIndia, Narendra Modi is such that you begin your day with “Modi” japaa yet again... Arvind Kejriwal is brining up Modi Ji’s name again and again just to deflect from this issue and to cover up his own shortcomings,” Girri posted on Twitter.

MM Khan was an estate officer-cum-legal adviser for the NDMC. He was shot dead near his home in southeast Delhi’s Jamia Nagar on May 16.

Police arrested hotelier Ramesh Kakkar, believed to be the main accused who hired contract killers for the job.

Khan was set to pass an order regarding the lease terms of a disputed property of Kakkar’s on May 17.

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