Egg hurled at AAP’s press conference
Aam Aadmi Party’s press conference being addressed by Kumar Vishwas was briefly disrupted by a youth on Saturday who threw an egg and raised slogans against the poet-turned politician. The youth, Saif Jafari, is said to be the spokesman of Mulayam Singh Youth Brigade’s Bijnore unit.
As the press meet started, Jafari threw an egg towards Vishwas and waived a paper stating that Vishwas had hurt religious sentiments of both majority and minority communities and it “will not be tolerated”.
Jafari, a native of Bijnore, was later nabbed by the AAP workers and handed over to the police. Vishwas, who is tipped to contest from Amethi, a seat represented by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, termed it as a “frustration” on the part of the opposition parties.
“Such an incident occurred during a press conference before Delhi elections, during which black ink was thrown towards Arvind Kejwariwal,” he said, adding that his party later went on to form the government.
Kejriwal’s helpline effect: Hafta-seeking cops held
New Delhi: Three days after the launch of anti-corruption helpline by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, two constables were arrested on Sunday on charges of extortion by the vigilance department following a sting operation by a vendor. Two constables identified as Ishwar Singh and Sandeep Kumar from Janakpuri police station were nabbed following a trap laid by the anti- corruption branch officials near a discom office in the area, Rajendra Kumar, Secretary to Chief Minister, said.
Kumar said that a complaint was registered on the helpline by a sweater seller in the area regarding police constables demanding ‘hafta’ (extortion money) from them. “He performed a sting operation and gave it to the anti-corruption department following which the trap was laid and the two constables were arrested. However, probe has been initiated to confirm if there is any involvement of the senior staff of the police station in this regard,” Kumar said.
The two constables had allegedly taken Rs 3000 from the vendor, who is also associated with an NGO, last month and were demanding the same amount from him again.
BJP Govt does an AAP in MP; launches complaints helpline
Bhopal: Apparently taking a cue from AAP administration in Delhi, the BJP Government in Madhya Pradesh has set up a helpline to lodge complaints about bribe demand and pending works in offices. Aggrieved citizens can dial 9009133322 for lodging complaints about bribe demand by Government servants and delay in getting their work done, official sources said here.
The helpline has been set up on directive of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, they said.