AAP’s national spokesperson and Delhi MLA Raghav Chadha has been detained along with other MLAs from his party ahead of their planned protest outside the residence of Union home minister Amit Shah.
Apart from Raghav Chadha, AAP MLAs Rituraj Govind, Sanjeev Jha and Kuldeep Kumar have been also detained, the party said in a tweet. The AAP leaders had planned a protest against the alleged misappropriation of funds by North MCD and were on their way for the same when they were detained by the police. AAP has alleged misappropriation of Rs 2,457 crore in the BJP-led municipal corporation.
Raghav Chadha questions police action
Following the detention, Raghav Chadha tweeted: “The BJP-ruled MCD committed the biggest scam of Rs 2,500 crore in Delhi’s history. When we asked for time to meet Home Minister Amit Shah, he arrested me from my residence. Amit Shah, why do you want to suppress the corruption of your party using the strength of your police?”
In another tweet, Raghav Chadha said the police let the MCD Mayor and Councillors to sit on a dharna outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence but detains the AAP MLAs when they go to meet Amit Shah.
Delhi Police rejected permission
The Delhi Police had earlier rejected Raghav Chadha’s request for permission to hold ‘peaceful demonstration outside the residence of Union Home Minister today’ against alleged misappropriation of funds by NDMC.
It said, “Any type of gathering is not allowed outside the residence of the Union home minister.”
The AAP had on Saturday demanded a CBI inquiry into alleged misappropriation of Rs 2,500 crore in the BJP-led North Delhi and South Delhi municipal corporations, and vowed to protest outside the residences of Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal from Sunday until a probe is ordered
AAP has alleged that the North MCD had waived off Rs 2,457 crore which the South MCD was supposed to pay as rent for using the premises of the civic centre building in central Delhi which is officially the property of the North civic body.
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