Men beaten up in Delhi assembly name 10 AAP MLAs in high court
In an affidavit filed before the high court, Jagdeep Rana and Rajan Kumar Madan named Amanatullah Khan, Jarnail Singh, Somnath Bharti, Mohinder Goyal, Rajesh Gupta, Rituraj, Sanjeev Jha, Nitin Tyagi, Prakash and Praveen Kumar as the alleged attackers.Updated: Jul 25, 2017 23:19 IST
Two persons sent to 30 days in jail for throwing pamphlets and raising slogans in the Assembly told the Delhi High Court on Tuesday that 10 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislatures had attacked them in the corridor of the House.
In an affidavit filed before the high court, the duo named Amanatullah Khan, Jarnail Singh, Somnath Bharti, Mohinder Goyal, Rajesh Gupta, Rituraj, Sanjeev Jha, Nitin Tyagi, Prakash and Praveen Kumar as the alleged attackers.
“These MLAs attacked the petitioners in the corridor of Delhi Legislative Assembly,” said Jagdeep Rana and Rajan Kumar Madan in their affidavit.
“All the above said legislators with common intention hit the petitioners with fist and leg blows. The petitioners suffered several injuries in the said attack and their lives could only be saved due to timely intervention by the marshals of the house as well as some media persons,” said the affidavit filed through advocate Pradeep Rana.
The high court had earlier asked the duo to file an affidavit giving an elaborate account of the facts and suggested to their lawyer to array as respondents the MLAs who had allegedly beaten up the two.
The court is hearing their plea, seeking their release from jail.
In June, the assembly witnessed a drama of sorts after two visitors hurled pamphlets and raised slogans, demanding the resignation of health minister Satyendar Jain.
Speaker Ram Niwas Goel sentenced the two to one month of rigorous imprisonment for breach of privilege of the house.
Rana, who claims to be the vice-president of AAP’s Delhi unit, and Madan, who says he is part of the AAP units in Punjab and Chhattisgarh, said no reason has been recorded for awarding them such a severe punishment.
Seeking their release, the duo said they had no intention to breach the privilege of the legislative assembly or to commit contempt.
They claimed they had no intention of causing any damage to person or property inside the assembly on that day.
First Published: Jul 25, 2017 23:19 IST