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Delhi has become a police state: Aam Aadmi Party

Kejriwal's interaction with the injured volunteers lasted almost an hour, and many of the AAP supporters recounted their terrifying ordeal on Tuesday.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 25, 2015 1:54 am
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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday met Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) volunteers and residents of Anand Parbat, who were allegedly injured in police violence in the area on Tuesday, during protests over the murder of a 19-year-old girl. Kejriwal met the wounded volunteers along with Supreme Court advocate Indira Jaisingh, in the presence of mediapersons.

Kejriwal’s interaction with the injured volunteers lasted almost an hour, and many of the AAP supporters recounted their terrifying ordeal on Tuesday. Some of them even took their shirts off to reveal their wounds.

“Policemen in plainclothes took me to a closed factory and beat me up mercilessly, like they would beat a terrorist.

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They tried to force me to speak against Arvindji on camera and verbally abused us,” said Ankush.

“We will have to fight unitedly. We will explore all options. We will go to court if necessary,” Kejriwal said.
Jaisingh condemned the alleged police action, and held Police Commissioner BS Bassi responsible. When his comments were sought on the issue, Bassi had claimed that the protesters were “uncontrollable”.

“Bassi must account for each lathi blow. It is his law that is being implemented inside police stations,” she said.
Deputy CM Manish Sisodia claimed that AAP volunteers had been beaten up by police for no reason. “Delhi has become a police state. We used to hear about them using such methods on Naxals and terrorists. Today, it is happening with AAP volunteers and citizens. People are scared and we will continue to oppose such cruel tactics,” he said.

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    arvind jain
    Aug 11, 2015 at 6:56 am
    Let Mr Bi and few channel wallahs like AAJ TAK, Chaurasia, Rajat sharma , Zee TV, Times Now live for six months in rented accommodation in area like khidki extension etc Like other residents they and their family members should use public transport for commuting. They will start appreciating what AAP has been pointing out. There are v good officers in Delhi police and have done commendable work but lot needs to be done
    1. C
      Jul 25, 2015 at 8:52 pm
      Wrong. W of India has become a police state. Strange but true, most of the country is actually run by local dadas. With strong backing from the ruling party.
      1. L
        Jul 25, 2015 at 6:35 pm
        AK Tuqalac should get spl treatment from NaMo. Sooner the better.
        1. Chandra Sekaran VT
          Jul 25, 2015 at 12:15 pm
          It is sad that the corrupt system is so strong cutting across bjp& congress will not allow AAP to free Delhi from the vice like grip of corrupt officials.BJP and congress emboldened a police chief to talk against a duly elected AAP.Anywhere this police chief will have been sacked. what could be more, unfair act of detailing a duly elected govt.BJP will soon start loosing its position from the hearts & minds of people.
          1. B
            Jul 25, 2015 at 3:28 pm
            Delhi has become a chaotic state and the credit goes to AK.
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