AAP to move Delhi high court over cases against MLAs
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders plan to file a writ petition in the Delhi High Court against the registration of what it called was ‘fake’ cases and arrests of its MLAs.
Giving examples of cases filed against its MLAs and the alleged lack of merit in them, MLA Rajendra Pal Gautam said the party was preparing to file a writ petition in the Delhi High Court to prove there was political vendetta behind them.
AAP Delhi convener Dilip Pandey said the Bharatiya Janata Party’s attempt to scare AAP MLAs by filing fake cases would not work.
“You strengthen our resolve through these actions,” he said.
Pandey claimed Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan was arrested like he was a terrorist.
“They turned the CCTV cameras upwards and dragged him out. They didn’t even allow him to wear his slippers. The police officials misbehaved and slapped him. It seemed he is the biggest criminal ... they treated him like one would treat a terrorist,” he said.
Meeting Rajnath Singh
The party’s members will try to meet home minister Rajnath Singh to discuss security of women in view of the Burari rape.
The party does not have an appointment to meet Singh. Female MLAs of the party and members of the party’s women and the youth wings will go to meet him.
“There is no decision regarding the high-level committee for crime against women. The central government has not taken any steps. The Delhi government has appointed 4,000 marshalls in buses, CCTVs in 200 buses and has identified locations where CCTV cameras will be set up. There is some delay in the project because the officer concerned was transferred by the central government,” Pandey said.
Khan in police custody
AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan, arrested for allegedly threatening a woman after she visited his residence to raise the issue of power cuts, was sent to a day’s police custody.
Metropolitan Magistrate Sheetal Chaudhary Pradhan extended by a day the custodial interrogation of the Okhla MLA, who was produced in court amid heavy security.