Delhi police ‘hounding’ AAP by reopening old cases: Kejriwal
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has complained against Delhi Police to Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) accusing it of trying to “hound” ruling AAP MLAs by reopening old cases and creating new ones against them.delhi Updated: Nov 13, 2015 23:01 IST
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has complained against Delhi Police to Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) accusing it of trying to “hound” ruling AAP MLAs by reopening old cases and creating new ones against them.
In a letter to MHA written on November 7, the Chief Minister also said that the Delhi Police was not cooperating with his government on several issues. He has mentioned 10-point complaints against the city police.
The Ministry has, in a November 9 letter, sought reply from Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi on issues raised by Kejriwal at the earliest. Sources said that police is preparing reply and it will soon be sent to MHA.
In his letter, Kejriwal raised issues ranging from “non-cooperation” in incidents of violence against doctors in government hospitals, incident of chain snatching on July 3 outside CM’s residence, not putting name, mobile number and area of each beat constable on police’s website etc.
“Delhi Police has been trying to hound AAP MLAs by digging up old cases and creating new ones against them. Manoj Kumar, AAP MLA, Kondli was arrested on a matter which was several years old and there was no need for custodian investigation or interrogation of the MLA in this case.
“Similarly, Commando Surender AAP MLA, Delhi Cantonment was arrested on charges under SC ST Act when he intervened in a demolition being carried out by the NDMC staff. Even the judge hearing the bail matter of the case observed that it appeared politically motivated. Party MLA Shri Journail Singh was also hounded by Delhi Police in similar fashion,” Kejriwal alleged in his letter.
In his letter to MHA, the Chief Minister said that Delhi Police has not registered FIRs in VAT evasion cases despite repeated requests from the government.
“Delhi government has taken several steps to strictly deal with diversion of potable water meant for colonies where piped water supply of Delhi Jal Board is not available, but police bluntly refuses to cooperate in this endeavour and also refuses to file FIR when such cases are detected by the DJB officials or other government functionaries,” he said.
Apart from these issues, there was recently an incident of assault on a District Magistrate. Thereafter, police was requested to provide security to officers involved in sensitive assignments. However, police has refused to cooperate in this matter, Kejriwal alleged.