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AAP to petition HC over cases against its MLAs

AAP say that the Centre have imposed an 'undeclared emegency' and there is a conspiracy against the party and its workers.

By: PTI | New Delhi |
July 25, 2016 6:52:33 pm
AAP MLAs arrested, MLAs arrested, Delhi Police, Punjab police, Amanatullah Khan arrest, Naresh Yadav arrest, conspiracy against AAP, BJP, writ petition against arrests, Delhi politics, Delhi news, India news AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan, one of the two MLAs arrested on Sunday, in police custody. (Express Photo)

A day after two of its MLAs were arrested under different charges, the AAP on Monday said it will file a writ petition in the Delhi High Court compiling all “false” cases in which its legislators have been “framed”.

AAP’s Delhi unit convenor Dilip Pandey said prima facie the MLAs are being booked under a “conspiracy”.

“There is an undeclared emergency in the Delhi by the Centre. With these acts, none of the AAP MLAs, ministers, workers will be scared,” Pandey said.

AAP’s Seemapuri MLA Rajendra Pal Gautam said there is a pattern in the cases filed against his party MLAs.

He said between filing of the complaint till registration of an FIR different statements are given.

“There is a conspiracy to muzzle the voice of the Delhi government and its MLAs,” he alleged.

“We are approaching the cases. We have gathered most of our cases and prima facie it can be said that this is done under a conspiracy. The way cases are registered and the MLAs are arrested reveal there is a conspiracy behind it,” he said.

On Sunday, Delhi Police arrested Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan after a woman alleged he had tried to mow her down with his car, while Mehrauli MLA Naresh Yadav was arrested by Punjab Police in connection with the alleged Malerkotla sacrilege incident.

Gautam said if the police wants to arrest an MLA then they can give a notice under Section 160 of the CrPC.


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“Arrest them if there is a case. But arresting MLAs using 300 policemen or picking them up from a press conference shows everything is being done under someone’s instructions. We will tell the high court the way people’s representatives are being framed in wrong cases. We will also tell the court the way Delhi government is being destabilised under a conspiracy,” Gautam said.

Eleven AAP MLAs have been arrested by the Delhi Police and their Punjab counterpart in different cases since the party came to power in February last year.

Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Pandey said arresting AAP’s MLAs reflects BJP’s “political bankruptcy” and cowardice”.

He claimed since the party came to power, one MLA has been arrested on an average every month.

“We still have 55-56 more MLAs. Modi ji can arrest them all. They are already using the Delhi and Punjab Police for this year. Now they can also deploy Gujarat and Goa Police for arresting AAP MLAs,” Pandey said.

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