Delhi Police arrests AAP MLA Rituraj Govind on assault charges

Aam Aadmi Party MLA Rituraj Govind was arrested on charges of assault during Chhath Puja celebrations. 

Delhi Police arrests AAP MLA Rituraj Govind on assault charges

New Delhi: Adding to growing list of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) lawmakers facing legal battles, the Delhi Police on Sunday arrested another party MLA Rituraj Govind on charges of assault during the Chhath Puja celebrations in the national capital.

A day earlier, Rituraj, an MLA from Kirari in northwest Delhi, was reportedly embroiled in a scuffle over trying to build a 'ghat' on the heritage site along the bank of Yamuna river for pooja celebrations.

The news of Rituraj being arrested comes three days after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia were detained by the city police when they had gone to meet the kin of ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal, who had committed suicide over One Rank, One Pension (OROP) issue.

At least 13 AAP MLAs have been arrested while 15 others have been booked by the Delhi Police since the Arvind Kejriwal-led party came to power in Delhi in February 2015. Out of 13, nine are currently out on bail while rest are still behind the bars. 

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