A day after AAP claimed that a police van had tried to run down the party’s Delhi unit convener Dilip Pandey, the Delhi Police has started investigating the case and recording the statements of eye-witnesses. Police have also received a cross-complaint from a constable who was allegedly beaten up by AAP supporters.
Meanwhile, Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi rubbished the party’s allegations, saying he had never heard such claims in his entire career. “I have never heard someone say that a driver of the Delhi Police tried to crush them,” Bassi added.
“We will seriously look into the matter. The AAP should not be afraid or get paranoid. I can assure you that we do not have anything against anyone, we don’t have any prejudice towards anyone. Everyone has right to express their opinions,” he said.
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Pandey has alleged that a van of the Delhi Police had tried to mow him down while he was briefing journalists outside the Rajinder Nagar police station on Tuesday night.
Joint Commissioner of of Police (JCP), Central Range, S K Gautam said that they have received cross-complaints from both the parties and they are probing the matter.
Investigators have recorded the statements of several policemen who were present at the spot and it has been revealed that the handbrake on the van malfunctioned, leading the driver to lose control of the vehicle, said sources.