Aam Aadmi Party report blames ML Khattar’s rally for Ballabhgarh riot

AAP said its leaders found that police were working out of ‘political compulsions’

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: June 5, 2015 9:14:53 am
Aam Aadmi Party, Ballabhgarh riots, Manohar Lal Khattar, ballabhgarh communal violence, AAP, AAP ballabhgarh riots, Atali village, AAP communal riots, AAP Manohar Lal Khattar, Delhi news Villagers at the Ballabhgarh police station. (Source: Express Photo by Gajendra Yadav)

Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday released the report of its fact finding committee on the violence at Atali village in Ballabhgarh lask week and blamed BJP for vitiating peace in the area. The report said the villagers had “never seen trouble before” and that the tension spread a week after Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar held a rally at neighbouring Mona village.

The fact finding team, headed by MLA Naresh Balyan who has been given charge of Haryana, said, “After a court order, the (Muslim) community took permission from the panchayat and began building their religious place. There was no tension and one floor was even built. But, Chief Minister and RSS leader Manohar Lal Khattar held a sabha at Mona village on May 18 after which there was a widespread tension in the area.”

The report accused the police of not acting in time and claimed those who burnt down the houses of the Muslims were still “roaming freely”.

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He said the district administration was not providing adequate facilities to those that were forced to flee their homes.

A statement released by the party also said that senior leaders Sanjay Singh and Ashutosh went to Atali village on June 3 and found “that the police seemed to be working out of political compulsions”.”We want that the matter be investigated by a sitting justice of the High Court within a limited timeframe,” an AAP statement said.

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