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AAP, Congress accuse each other of opening fire in Jamia Nagar

With the campaigning for MCD elections reaching final phase, AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan traded charges with the Congress over firing gun shots in Jamia Nagar Area.

delhi Updated: May 12, 2017 17:28 IST
Shiv Sunny
Shiv Sunny
Hindustan Times
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AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan claimed that the assailants shot at him in police presence, but he had a miraculous escape.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

The campaigning for the municipal elections heated up on Wednesday after Aam Aadmi Party’s Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan alleged that unidentified persons fired three rounds at him late Tuesday night in south Delhi’s Jamia Nagar area.

Khan claimed that the assailants shot at him in police presence, but he had a miraculous escape. The police said that the Congress has made similar allegations against AAP workers but neither party has filed any complaint.

“No one was found injured on the spot and no information about anyone hospitalised with gunshot injuries was received either. Both parties were asked to give written complaint but till now we have not received any such complaint. Action will be taken as per their complaints,” said Romil Baaniya, DCP (South-East), on Wednesday morning.

Amanatullah Khan said that he had received a call from local AAP party workers that some Congress workers were fighting with them near Batla House Chowk in Jamia Nagar area.

“I went to sort out the issue and at the same time called the area SHO. A sub-inspector arrived and was looking into the matter when suddenly unidentified men fired three rounds at me and fled,” he alleged.

Police said they had first received a call about the quarrel between the two party workers at 12.10am on Tuesday. Around 45 minutes later, they received another call from the MLA about the firing at him. “On enquiry, both parties blamed each other of firing,” said the DCP.

Khan had been in the news last year when two women had accused him of sexual harassment. He had been arrested separately in both the cases and had spent time in jail.

First Published: Apr 19, 2017 12:11 IST