Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh
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The Delhi Police on Tuesday said that two persons were detained for allegedly defacing the nameplate at Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh's residence in the North Avenue high-security area.

Following the incident, the police said that an attempt was made to deface the nameplate at Singh's residence. Two persons have been detained in this regard, said the police.

It further stated that no physical injury was caused to anyone and further investigation is underway.

"An attempt was made to deface the nameplate at the residence of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh. Two persons have been detained in this regard. No physical injury has been caused to anyone. Further investigation is on," DCP, New Delhi, Deepak Yadav told news agency ANI.

In a video message released after the incident, Sanjay Singh said “such attacks do not scare me”. He alleged that the attack was linked to his stand against an alleged scam involving the Ram temple Trust in buying a piece of land for the temple in Ayodhya at an inflated price.

“My residence is barely 100 metres away from the Rashtrapati Bhawan. There has been an attack on my residence. Listen carefully BJP supporters, no matter how much hooliganism you indulge in, I will not allow the funds collected for constructing the Ram temple to be stolen even if I am killed," Singh said.

At a press conference on Sunday, Singh had alleged that Champat Rai, general secretary of Shriram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, purchased 1.208 hectares of land worth Rs 2 crore in Ayodhya's Bag Bjaisi village for Rs 18.5 crore with the help of trust member Anil Mishra.

The land, he claimed, was purchased from people who had brought it for Rs 2 crore just minutes before. The senior AAP leader also sought a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate into the matter.

(With inputs from ANI and PTI)

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