Delhi Police to arrest AAP MLA Gulab Singh ahead of Surat rally, party cries foul play

The arrest warrant against AAP MLA Gulab Singh came ahead of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's first public rally in Surat, Gujarat.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 15, 2016 1:46 pm
gulab singh, arvind kejriwal, kejriwal in gujarat, delhi police, gulab singh warrant, gulab singh extortion, AAP MLa, aam aadmi party, AAP news Delhi Police will arrest AAP MLA Gulab Singh who is also the co-incharge of AAP’s Gujarat affairs. (Source: Express photo by Javed Raja)

As Arvind Kejriwal prepares for his first public meeting in Surat, a team of Delhi police has been sent to Gujarat to arrest Aam Aadmi Party MLA Gulab Singh. A non-bailable warrant had been issued against the Matiala legislator, who is also the co-incharge of AAP’s Gujarat affairs, for failing to join an investigation in an extortion case involving his associates. Singh’s driver was arrested in the same case last month along with an associate.

Reacting to the non-bailable warrant issued against him on Friday, Singh had said, “The warrant is intended to put hurdles in the way of the Surat rally (on October 16). But we are not afraid of it.”

Kejriwal too questioned the timing of the arrest on Twitter. “Just 2 days before Surat rally, Del police obtains Non-bailable warrant against our Guj prabhari, Gulab Singh in a completely false case. Will Gulab be arrested before the rally?” the Delhi CM had tweeted.

On September 13, a case under section 384 (punishment for extortion) had been registered in the matter at the Bindapur police station. The FIR stated that two property dealers, Deepak Sharma and Rinku Diwan, had alleged that Satish and Divender, who work in the Matiala MLA’s office, and an associate, Jagdish, were extorting money from them. The report further mentioned that the trio had extorted Rs 2 lakh in two attempts, and were making a third attempt and demanded Rs 1.5 lakh. It has been alleged by the complainants that the extortionists came to them in a vehicle with a beacon that suspectedly belongs to Singh.

Another AAP MLA arrested

On Friday, Delhi Police had arrested AAP MLA Naresh Balyan in an assault case. The Uttam Nagar MLA was arrested along with co-accused Mahaveer on charges of voluntarily causing hurt and trespassing. Acting on the complaint of former AAP volunteer, Henry George, Delhi police arrested Balyan and his associates for attacking George and issuing threats to his life on October 9.

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    VISWALINGAM
    Oct 15, 2016 at 9:57 am
    KEJERIWAL, A CRIMINAL CAN BE DEALT WITH ANY TIME , AND THERE IS NO NEED FOR TIMING FOR THE ARREST. NO PERSON SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO CHET THE PUBLIC , AND THIS IS ALSO A PART OF THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POLICE. YOUR MLA HAS DONE MISTAKES AND LAW IS TAKING BITS COURSE . WHAT IS THERE FOR YOU TO SHOUT ? YOU MEAN THAT YOUR MLA SHOULD BE ARRESTED AFTER THE ELECTION SO THAT HE CAN CONVINCE THE PEOPLE OF HIS HONESTY ? THE CRIMINALS MUST BE DEALT WITH IMMEDIATELY SO THAT THE COUNTRY CAN BE SAVED FORM THE OPPORTUNISTS AND DESTROYERS. . THE INTERESTING THING IN YOU IS THAT YOU ARE IMPROVING ONLY IN THE ART OF GOSSIP AND STUPIDITY . STAY AT HOME AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR FAMILY . PLS DO NOT COME AND MAKE POLITICS DIRTY . ( ALL MYANMAR TAMIL HINDU FANS OF PM MODI )
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      VISWALINGAM
      Oct 15, 2016 at 10:00 am
      KEJERIWAL, A CRIMINAL CAN BE DEALT WITH ANY TIME , AND THERE IS NO NEED FOR TIMING FOR THE ARREST. NO PERSON SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO CHET THE PUBLIC , AND THIS IS ALSO A PART OF THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POLICE. YOUR MLA HAS DONE MISTAKES AND LAW IS TAKING BITS COURSE . WHAT IS THERE FOR YOU TO SHOUT ? YOU MEAN THAT YOUR MLA SHOULD BE ARRESTED AFTER THE ELECTION SO THAT HE CAN CONVINCE THE PEOPLE OF HIS HONESTY ? THE CRIMINALS MUST BE DEALT WITH IMMEDIATELY SO THAT THE COUNTRY CAN BE SAVED FORM THE OPPORTUNISTS AND DESTROYERS. . THE INTERESTING THING IN YOU IS THAT YOU ARE IMPROVING ONLY IN THE ART OF GOSSIP AND STUPIDITY . STAY AT HOME AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR FAMILY . PLS DO NOT COME AND MAKE POLITICS DIRTY . ( ALL MYANMAR TAMIL HINDU FANS OF PM MODI )
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        SubbuI
        Oct 15, 2016 at 8:38 am
        HOW MANY AAP MLAS ARE NOT IN JAIL? IT IS HIGH TIME KUJLIWAL IS PUTVIN HOUSE ARREST AND ASK HIM TO WORK AS CHIEF MINISTER OF DELHI NOT CAMPAIGNING IN ALL STATES GOING FOR ELECTION TO BECOME WE THINK MULTI STATE CHIEF MINISTER.
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          Anand Sudan
          Oct 15, 2016 at 3:37 pm
          He is a hero in stan. For Indians, he a pak supporter. He has asked for proof for surgical operation. stan also asked for it. Both are talking ib-n same voice. No true Indian will support him and his party.
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            disgusted
            Oct 15, 2016 at 11:26 am
            All AAP MLAs are Kejri-certified doodh-ka-dhula . How could they be involved in any crimes?? In fact they were born on earth to make India Swarg like their Yugpurush!
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              Sreenivasan
              Oct 15, 2016 at 8:50 am
              Delhi police is the most efficient police force in India. Under the control of the PM, they are able to keep track of all AAP MLAs very efficiently. We are thankful to Delhi Police and the PM on this great national service. PM and our party men are called patriotic people for none other than such efficiency. Why we should bother if number of rapes and atrocities on poor citizens increase in Delhi and no police is seen working to control the crimes ? We can use it for election purpose against Kejriwal. Our party is the greatest in the world.
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                rahul
                Oct 15, 2016 at 7:54 am
                Arrest them All .lt;br/gt;Eliminate them all in fake encounters. Not a single AAPtard should be allowed to live..
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                  Fan
                  Oct 15, 2016 at 10:18 am
                  like you i m also aaptard...we all should be killed in ramlilla maidan.....lets make another jalianwallah bagh
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                    Babudabang
                    Oct 15, 2016 at 8:16 am
                    Who cares this AAP should be dismantle for breaking the trust
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                      Indian
                      Oct 15, 2016 at 10:00 am
                      Abe MODI SHAH SHARAM KARO.... BANSAL CASE MEIN AMIT SHAH ARREST KYU NAHIN HUA ABHI TAK.... SHARAM KARO GUJRAT KE HARYAARIN
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                        Indian
                        Oct 15, 2016 at 10:03 am
                        PIL SHOULD BE FILED TO CHECK IN DELHI POLICE....... WHATS HAPPEN IN RECENT CASES OF RAPE, MURDET AND WHAT NOT..... ITS JUST EFFECTIVE AGAINST AAP....
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                          Indiana Jones
                          Oct 15, 2016 at 3:42 pm
                          Are we living in a banana Republic?
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                            Manohar Sharma
                            Oct 15, 2016 at 12:54 pm
                            One more wicket of AAP (An Anti-national Party) is down. Shame on Kanjriwal.
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                              Mayur Panghaal
                              Oct 15, 2016 at 12:54 pm
                              ha ha ha ..........Feku shd continue this and hasten his own demise.lt;br/gt;I wonder what the judge must be thinking when he looks at the chargesheet which states such cr-ap ?
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                                Mohan
                                Oct 15, 2016 at 7:57 am
                                Whether charges are real or false --a Court will have to decide
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                                  P. B.
                                  Oct 15, 2016 at 6:36 pm
                                  This is what a banana republic is all about. The bjp is rattled by the support that AAP is getting and has yet to get over its humiliating defeat in Delhi. So, all these actions against AAP MLAs is to be expected. The shamelessness of the bjp is evident and seen through by all wise and educated citizens.
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                                    Ratan
                                    Oct 15, 2016 at 10:47 am
                                    Delhi Police is behaving like a powerful lion. They can arrest APP MLA very easily. No fare low and order in India. Just few days ago we have seen a lady court judge captured red handed with 25lakh bribe.
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                                      Ratan
                                      Oct 15, 2016 at 9:02 am
                                      Very surprising that from last 2years 15AAP MLA has been arrested by Delhi Police and got bail by court. Not a single case in court. This is child play of Delhi Police against Kejariwal. Arresting of AAP MLA is not a big news now.
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                                        Ramesh Chhabra
                                        Oct 15, 2016 at 12:22 pm
                                        Wait, before next Elections, all AAP's MLA will in jail under criminal cases to prove all of them are criminals.
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                                          Ramesh Athavale
                                          Oct 15, 2016 at 2:40 pm
                                          Soon AKis going to surp Alibaba, who had only 40 thieves.
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                                            Indrani Chakravarti
                                            Oct 15, 2016 at 5:43 pm
                                            Gang of Was. ...r?
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