New Delhi: In what is set to turn the standoff between the Aam Aadmi Party and the Delhi Police uglier, state party chief Dilip Pandey on Tuesday night claimed that he had a narrow escape as a police bus tried to kill him by running him over.
According to Delhi AAP chief Pandey, the incident took place at around 10:30 pm on Tuesday while he was talking to the media over police action on AAP volunteers at Anand Parbat earlier in the day.
Pandey alleged that a police bus tried to kill him by running him over when somebody pushed him and saved his life.
Shockd to see sad state of #DelhiPolice. A PoliceBus tried to run ovr-kill me frm behnd whle i was talkng to media. Someone pushed-saved me!
— Dilip K. Pandey (@dilipkpandey) July 21, 2015
Another AAP member Raghav Chadha also expressed his shock at the incident saying thta the police is now trying to “eliminate” them.
Just had a word with @dilipkpandey .Shocking to know that Delhi Police is now trying to eliminate us.
— Raghav Chadha (@raghav_chadha) July 21, 2015
"Since there were women volunteers who were detained, I went to the police station so that they could be released. At around 10.30 PM while I was talking to the media outside Rajinder Nagar station, a Delhi police bus tried to run over me but one volunteer pushed me aside," Pandey said as per a PTI report.
Pandey said that he has filed a written complaint with Rajinder Nagar police. "Hopefully they will file an FIR in the case.
The incident occurred a day after when Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal met Police Commissioner BS Bassi to discuss the law-and-order situation in the city in the wake of a 19-year-old girl's murder after she repelled eve-teasing attack.
Kejriwal-led Delhi government has already been at loggerheads with the Delhi Police and after its two MLAs were arrested, the AAP has accused the police of acting under political pressure.