Claiming that its MLA Dinesh Mohania was arrested on false charges, Delhi’s ruling govt AAP on Saturday alleged that it was a “pressure tactic” by the Centre and BJP to divert attention from NDMC estate officer MM Khan’s murder case and “save” Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and MP Maheish Girri. AAP MLA Dinesh Mohaniya was arrested on Saturday on charges of alleged molestation and sexual assault.(Express photo)
The party claimed that Station House Officer (SHO) of Jamia Nagar Mangesh Tyagi, who led the probe in Khan murder case, was transferred on June 9. Also, the ACP of the area was shifted.
The Union Home ministry has returned 14 bills passed by Delhi Assembly, saying proper procedures were not followed by the AAP government while adopting the legislations.
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“If you look at the events in the last few days. 14 bills (passed by the Delhi Assembly) have been sent back (by the
Centre). Mohania was arrested today(Saturday). The SHO probing Khan’s murder case has been transferred.”
“All these suggest one thing, that it is to pressurise AAP, which has been taking forward the case, and save LG
Najeeb Jung, BJP MP Maheish Girri and NDMC vice-chairman Karan Tanwar,” AAP leader Ashutosh told reporters here.
AAP also furnished a letter, claimed to have been written by Khan’s elder daughter Ikra, demanding reinstatement of Tyagi.
Convenor of AAP Delhi unit Dilip Pandey termed as “unusual” the transfer of police personnel ahead of Ramzan, saying at this point of time policemen are not shifted because of their familiarity with an area.
Delhi Police had termed it as “routine” transfer as 53 inspectors were also shuffled in the same list, he claimed.
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“We have been demanding that Delhi Police should stop reporting to the LG as he has started influencing the case,” Pandey alleged.
AAP has also been demanding the arrest of rolex replica watchesJung, Tanwar and Girri in Khan murder case. The party claims that Tanwar and Girri had written letters to Jung, in favour of hotelier Ramesh Kakkar, the prime accused in the case.
Girri has denied writing any such letter.
Referring to a sting by AAP in 2014, party leader Raghav Chadha said Mohania is the MLA who was involved in the operation that “caught” Delhi BJP vice-president Sher Singh Dagar allegedly offering bribe, in an attempt to poach party legislators.