New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Tuesday booked Aam Aadmi Party MLA Amanatullah Khan in connection with the scuffle between the AAP supporters and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state chief Manoj Tiwari during the inauguration ceremony of the Signature Bridge here on Sunday. The police also registered three cases in the same matter.
While the first FIR was registered on the complaint of BJP Poorvanchal Morcha Vice President BN Jha against the Aam Aadmi Party workers, the second FIR was filed by Tiwari against Amanatullah Khan and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The third was a counter-complaint filed by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) worker Taukir against the BJP workers.
Speaking to ANI, Joint Commissioner of Police Ravindra Yadav said, “Three separate cases have been registered in the New Usmanpur Police Station of North East Delhi under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The cases have now been transferred to the Crime Branch for further investigation.” This comes after Tiwari, earlier on Tuesday, wrote to Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) North East Delhi and filed a complaint against Amanatullah Khan, Kejriwal and unknown persons. Khan was caught on camera shoving Tiwari during the inauguration ceremony of the Signature Bridge here on November 4.
In a video footage of the incident, Tiwari was seen standing at the edge of an elevated platform before a number of police officers and AAP workers when Khan, an MLA from Okhla, pushed the BJP Delhi chief, nearly causing him to fall. On Sunday, Tiwari had claimed that the entire incident took place in front of Kejriwal, adding that he is going to file an FIR over the incident. He had alleged that he was stopped by the police and AAP supporters from attending the event. The bridge was inaugurated on November 4 and was opened for public use the following day. It was inaugurated by the Delhi Chief Minister.