Dilip Pandey-police van incident: AAP leaders knock on Lt Governor’s doors

The AAP leaders have also sought a meeting with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh over the issue.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: July 23, 2015 5:09 am
The AAP leaders said they have been assured by the L-G that he would speak to the police commissioner about the incident. The AAP leaders said they have been assured by the L-G that he would speak to the police commissioner about the incident.

Senior AAP leaders Sanjay Singh, Ashutosh and the party’s Delhi unit convener Dilip Pandey on Wednesday met Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and Police Commissioner B S Bassi, a day after the party alleged that a police van had tried to run over Pandey near the Rajinder Nagar police station.

“We met the L-G today and briefed him about the incident. A CD with footage of the incident, showing a police van trying to crush Dilip and party workers, was submitted to him, along with a letter. We raised our concern that on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s directive, Delhi Police is harassing and arresting AAP leaders and workers, sending them to jail and attacking them,” Singh alleged.

The AAP leaders said they have been assured by the L-G that he would speak to the police commissioner about the incident. “These are matters of concern. We have been assured by the L-G that he will raise this matter with the city police commissioner and he will do whatever he can in accordance with the law,” Singh said.

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Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat said, “They have submitted their complaint along with the memorandum. We are investigating it and appropriate action will be taken”.

The AAP leaders have also sought a meeting with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh over the issue. They also met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, talking about the incident, Pandey said, “Last night, Modiji’s police made an attempt to kill me. We will not be bogged down. This is not Gujarat. We will take this battle to the streets,”.

On the claims purportedly made by some eyewitnesses, that the brakes in the van had stopped working, Pandey said, “Then how did the bus manage to stop suddenly?”

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