Owing to the weekly dose of AAP’s controversies, party MLA Rituraj Govind has been arrested on the charges of assault as a part to apprehension of breach of peace in outer Delhi’s Kirari area, during chatpuja celebrations.
Confirming the arrest, DCP (Outer) M N Tiwari said, “He was arrested last night on charges of apprehension of breach of peace in the area before Chhath Pooja.”
This marking the 15th arrest of AAP MLA’s since the party came to power in 2015. Out of which, 9 are already out on bail.
The stream of legal action has triggered allegations – especially from Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal – that the Centre was trying to impede the city government’s work by arresting legislators. Delhi Police reports to the Union home ministry.
Police said section 144 of the CrPC (prohibiting assembly of more than four people) was imposed in ghat area, which is a heritage property, from yesterday morning in view of the Chhath puja and the MLA had allegedly violated the order.
A day ago, Rituraj had claimed that he was detained for trying to conduct puja at a heritage site along the Yamuna river bank, even as the police said the legislator was only called for a “discussion”.
His move was objected to by the local villagers even as he said the construction of the ghat was funded by the Delhi government. Further on claiming to be framed under BJP’s political propaganda against AAP.
Yet again, AAP resorts to their age old blame game of putting BJP under the bus for anything and everything that goes wrong with their party members.