A number of AAP MLAs, including Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, were detained after they tried marching towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence on Sunday.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
A number of AAP MLAs, including Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, were detained after they tried marching towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence on Sunday.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

No merit in complaint against Sisodia: Delhi Police

The Delhi Police on Sunday clarified that no action had been taken against deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia as the complaint filed against him by the Ghazipur Vegetable Market Association did not attract any cognizable offence.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2016 11:57 PM IST

The Delhi Police on Sunday clarified that no action had been taken against deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia as the complaint filed against him by the Ghazipur Vegetable Market Association did not attract any cognizable offence.

The clarification came soon after the city police learnt that a group of AAP leaders and supporters, led by Sisodia, were marching towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 7 RCR residence.

Addressing a press conference, Delhi Police chief spokesperson Taj Hassan said: “Delhi Police gets complaints from many people. On Saturday, we received a complaint at the Ghazipur police station. The complaint received by us doesn’t involve any cognizable offence, hence no action can be taken against the deputy CM.”

According to Hassan, the complaint against Sisodia was non-cognizable unlike the complaint filed against Samgam Vihar MLA, Dinesh Mohaniya, who was accused of molesting, threatening and physically assaulting women.

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Apart from Hassan, three special CPs — SBK Singh, P Kamaraj and Mukesh Kumar Meena — joint CP (southeastern range), RP Upadhyay, and DCPs (south and southeast), Ishwar Singh and Mandeep Singh Randhawa attended the press conference.

Fifty-two AAP MLAs along with some other AAP supporters were detained from near Race Course Metro station around 10.30 am while they were marching towards Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s residence. The AAP leaders were detained for close to three hours.

Delhi Police said the AAP leaders had not sought permission to hold their protest march.

“Our team had met AAP leaders at chief minister Kejriwal’s residence and apprised them about prohibitory orders imposed under section 144 of CrPC around the PM’s residence. They were also requested to shift their protest to Jantar Mantar. But they refused to listen to us and we had to detain them,” said Singh.

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