New Delhi : Somnath Bharti’s lawyer on Monday made a veiled attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for ‘not supporting’ the embattled AAP MLA, saying he should have taken a cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi who ‘stands’ by his ‘loyalists’ through ‘thick and thin.’
In a letter to Kejriwal, Bharti’s counsel Deepak Khosla demanded that the case be taken from Delhi Police and handed over to other agency for a ‘fair investigation.’
He claimed the case has been ‘blown out of proportion’ and urged the Chief Minister to issue directions to Delhi Police to refrain from using terms, such as ‘absconder’ or ‘professional criminal’ to describe the former Law Minister.
He also sought a meeting with the Chief Minister to ‘advance’ the objectives of a lawful and fair investigation while protecting the interests of Bharti. “In this view of the matter, you are requested to kindly issue appropriate directions for deferment of investigation for 72 hours, so that my client may approach a competent Court of Law, and seek transfer of the investigation to some other agency.”
Soon after sending the letter, Khosla also issued a clarification saying the remarks had got nothing to do with Bharti and was made by him in his ‘personal capacity, as a current and continuing supporter of AAP.’ “If there is one big distinction between Narendra Modi’s style of functioning and yours – whether good or bad – is that he stands by his loyalists through thick and thin.
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