BJP MLA OP Sharma treated with Veg meal, coffee before arrest and bail: AAP

Delhi BJP legislator OP Sharma was on Thursday granted bail by Delhi Police after his formal arrest in an assault case.

Updated: Feb 19, 2016, 10:11 AM IST
BJP MLA OP Sharma treated with Veg meal, coffee before arrest and bail: AAP

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday launched a vicious attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party, after reports suggested that BJP legislator OP Sharma was treated with a vegetarian meal from a restaurant in Connaught Place before his brief arrest on Thursday.

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia tweeted: “Free veg meal from a CP restaurant, several cups of coffee before arrest and letting him off within 15 minutes. VVIP.”

Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal also lashed out at the Narendra Modi led-NDA Government, saying it has formed a new definition of Indian Penal Code (IPC), under which any opposition to BJP and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is the biggest crime.

BJP MLA OP Sharma, who was caught on camera beating a CPI activist at Patiala House court four days back, was arrested on Thursday.

The first-time MLA was questioned for around eight hours at the Tilak Marg police station in connection with the case. He was then arrested on charge of causing hurt and was released on bail, a senior police official said.

"It is shameful if people who stop others from screaming 'Pakistan zindabad' have to go through all this. I am being tried by the media. Judgements were passed while they (media) sat in studios," Sharma told reporters after the grant of bail.

The assault on several Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students and media persons by a group of lawyers and others occurred in the court complex on Monday before the court appearance of JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar in a sedition case.