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Two AAP MLAs booked for clash with cops in Burari, Delhi govt orders probe

The Delhi government has ordered a probe into the incidence of violence in Burari where an FIR was registered against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs Sanjiv Jha and Akhilesh Tripathi for rioting and creating ruckus on Friday night.


Two AAP MLAs booked for clash with cops in Burari, Delhi govt orders probe

New Delhi: The Delhi government has ordered a probe into the incidence of violence in Burari in which an FIR was registered against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs Sanjiv Jha and Akhilesh Tripathi for rioting and creating ruckus on Friday night.

The Delhi government also asked SDM to file a report about the ones responsible for it.

Six supporters of the MLAs were arrested in the clashes where nine policemen and six AAP members were injured.

The clash erupted after Jha's vehicle was not allowed entry into the Burari police station, where he and his supporters had come around 11 pm yesterday to register a case against an alleged kidnapper whom they had caught abducting a boy from Pradhan Enclave colony.

Soon, Tripathi also came with his supporters.

As AAP workers pelted stones at police, cops resorted to lathicharge.

Several vehicles were also damaged in the clash and those injured were taken to hospitals.

The two AAP MLAs — Sanjiv Jha (MLA from Burari) and Akhilesh Tripathi (MLA from Model Town) — who were present at the spot alleged that it was the cops who misbehaved with protesters.

"They misbehaved with us at gunpoint, man-handled and beat us up," said Sanjeev Jha.  

The AAP leaders have been booked for inciting violence, rioting and obstructing a public servant from discharging duties.

The AAP MLAs were involved in an altercation with police officers following which the situation got out of hand and over 20 people were hurt in the violence that ensued.

Madhur Verma, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North), said, "The AAP MLA's vehicle was unidentified, (it) did not have any sticker on it; so it was stopped. There were some anti-social elements who started stone pelting over the issue. We have registered an FIR in which the two MLAs have been named along with others."

"We have registered an FIR and some people have been arrested. Further investigations are on," added Verma.

From Zee News

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