AAP names Bharti victims, uploads eight videos targeting Africans in Delhi

AAP sought to hit back at its critics on Friday as it circulated eight videos that seemed to show Africans in poor light.

New Delhi | Published:January 24, 2014 10:24 pm
The AAP communique included the party's point-by-point rebuttal of allegations leveled against them and Bharti by four African women. The AAP communique included the party’s point-by-point rebuttal of allegations leveled against them and Bharti by four African women.

After being slammed for the midnight raid on people from Africa by Delhi’s controversial Law Minister Somnath Bharti, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) sought to hit back at its critics on Friday as it circulated eight videos that seemed to show Africans in poor light.

The videos do not clearly mention where, when or by whom they were shot, but some of them seem to be of the night the raid took place in south Delhi. Bharti is clearly visible in two of the videos and his voice can be heard in a third.

The AAP communique also included the party’s point-by-point rebuttal of allegations leveled against them and Bharti by four African women, in which not only their names, but addresses are also mentioned despite a police investigation on charges of molestation being underway.

The party also circulated an application to AIIMS purportedly from the police to conduct drug tests as well as earlier complaints by residents of Khirki Extension, who are not named.

In the early hours of Friday, the Twitter account of Bharti also saw a video of an altercation between two African men, with the tag line “fight between drug peddlars in Khidki”, being posted.

The following are the videos circulated by the Media Cell of AAP:

* Condom and liquid spilled in a private car: The video shows police checking a car, where condoms are found in a dashboard. Bharti is heard speaking in the background.

* Lady police: Two lady police constables are seen closing the door of a car in which at least one African woman is seated.

* Naked in front of police 1: An African man is seen pacing a busy street, and waving his arms around in the nude. His private parts are blurred.

* Naked in front of police 2: The same man is seen running down the street, and the person taking the video seems to follow. A little later, the footage shows the man lying down in the middle of the road with police personnel around him. Intermittently, people can be heard saying that the man should be beaten up.

* One girl caught: The person holding the camera seems to run down a dark alley. After a while he reaches a spot where a policeman is holding an African woman by her jacket.

* Racial Discrimination by police: The video shows Bharti with ACP B S Jakhar, with several other policemen. The conversation in the video seems to revolve around Africans but is largely indiscernible.

* Trying to hide drugs: The footage shows three African women seated in a car. One of them puts on gloves, and seems to clutch something white.

* Written complaint: Somnath Bharti is seen telling ACP Jakhar repeatedly to call DCP South B S Jaiswal. Jakhar says the DCP has been given the message, but Bharti says, “Do you not want the DCP to come here? I know that only he will take action. I don’t know what message you have given. I will give the message. Call him.”

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    abhay
    Jan 25, 2014 at 9:35 am
    AAP is trying to mislead media by releasing some videos on the internet. AK is trying to protect somnath bharti despite many AAP members have condemed somnath bharti's behaviour.
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      ankur
      Jan 25, 2014 at 9:41 am
      AAP should not try to interfere judicial system. AK should not try defend him. let the judicial system do there work. this step by AAP shows double standards of the party.
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        Chitwan Srivastava
        Jan 25, 2014 at 8:26 am
        AAP should be walking the talking rather than turning to dirty games!!!
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          Johnny Micheal
          Jan 25, 2014 at 8:24 am
          AAP should leave the Bharti episode now and concentrate on governance!!!
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            kapil Mehta
            Jan 29, 2014 at 4:51 pm
            good work by somnath bharti..... police apna kaam krti toh ye nobat na aati.... delhi police apni jimedari ni nibha rhi thi...
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              Javit Mishra
              Jan 25, 2014 at 9:04 am
              Many AAP leaders have already condemned Bharti’s language and behavior. Why some party leaders are still shielding him?
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                Sam
                Feb 3, 2014 at 8:32 am
                Its not only unfortunate but also ugly to be honest. AAP may want to do the right thing, but why not follow the proper procedure? Raid by Bharti is no different than raid at park to find intimate couples. AAP must have forgotten the three pillars of our democracy:Judiciary;Legislative;Administrative.To be a successful democratic country, these pillars should not come under the same roof. It seems AAP is trying to force the Administrative to obey the Legislative. I understand that politicians tend to do that every now and then. But if AAP is doing the same thing then why they to be considered different? This is corruption in true sense.
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                  Sam
                  Feb 3, 2014 at 8:32 am
                  Its not only unfortunate but also ugly to be honest. AAP may want to do the right thing, but why not follow the proper procedure? Raid by Bharti is no different than raid at park to find intimate couples. AAP must have forgotten the three pillars of our democracy:Judiciary;Legislative;Administrative.To be a successful democratic country, these pillars should not come under the same roof. It seems AAP is trying to force the Administrative to obey the Legislative. I understand that politicians tend to do that every now and then. But if AAP is doing the same thing then why they to be considered different? This is corruption in true sense.
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