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Local Markets Shut To Protest AAP MLA’s Arrest, Party’s Silence Draws Flak

There was no public remark from AAP or social gathering chief Arvind Kejriwal even a day after the arrest.

New Delhi:

In protest in opposition to the arrest of Aam Aadmi Get together MLA Amanatullah Khan, markets in a number of areas of the constituency he represents will stay shut immediately. Shafia, Mr Khan’s spouse had appealed to the folks of Okhla to down shutters from 9 am to five pm in solidarity with their elected consultant. Mr Khan was yesterday arrested by the Delhi police on costs of “rioting and obstructing public servants from discharging their obligation” after he intervened in an anti-encroachment drive in southeast Delhi the place the BJP-governed civic physique demolished a number of buildings they deemed unlawful. 

Notably, there was no public remark from AAP or social gathering chief Arvind Kejriwal even a day after the arrest triggering backlash in opposition to the social gathering from Mr Khan’s supporters. 

Senior Congress chief Digvijay Singh this morning known as AAP’s silence on the arrest “astonishing”. He additionally alleged that whereas AAP backed the BJP on the controversial citizenship regulation CAA and Nationwide Register of Residents (NRC), Mr Khan had brazenly opposed them.

The AAP chief and his supporters have been arrested after being detained for a number of hours for participating within the protest in opposition to the demolition drive on the Madanpur Khadar space on Thursday.

The anti-encroachment drive sparked violent protests and pelting of stones within the Madanpur Khadar space the place the locals claimed that authorized buildings have been bulldozed.

Because the protest escalated, there was stone pelting and the police resorted to lathi-charge to disperse an indignant crowd. Visuals from the spot confirmed a big group of individuals operating away because the police used drive. A number of scooters and motorbikes might be seen upturned within the aftermath and police caning some protestors they might come up with. Greater than 10 folks, together with two ladies, have been detained by the police.

“I’m able to go to jail if it saves the homes of poor folks. There isn’t a encroachment right here. I’ll assist them (civic physique) in demolition if there’s any encroachment,” Mr Khan had informed information company ANI earlier than his arrest.

Esha Pandey, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast) stated, “An FIR has been registered underneath related sections of the Indian Penal Code and Amanatullah Khan together with 5 different supporters have been arrested for rioting and obstructing public servants in discharging of their obligation.”

Native residents yesterday accused the civic physique of rampant corruption claiming they have been conscious of all the development within the space and allowed it after taking bribes from builders and extorting cash from locals however have now rolled in with bulldozers with out even giving any discover. 

Delhi’s three municipal firms — South, East and North — are dominated by the BJP.

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