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Farmer suicide at AAP rally: Police question Kumar Vishwas, Pandey issued notice

Pandey is the sixth person to be sent a notice under Section 160 of the CrPC.

By: Express News Service | Delhi |
February 13, 2016 3:51:00 am
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A day after AAP leader Sanjay Singh was questioned, a Special Investigation Team Friday questioned Kumar Vishwas in connection with the death of farmer Gajendra Singh during a party rally at Jantar Mantar last year.

“He was questioned Friday afternoon at the R K Puram Sector 8 office of Delhi Police’s Crime Branch,” said a senior officer. Police also issued a notice to AAP leader Dilip Pandey asking him for questioning in the case.

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Pandey is the sixth person to be sent a notice under Section 160 of the CrPC. Other senior AAP leaders such as Singh, Vishwas, Ashish Khetan, Punjab MP Bhagwant Mann and party volunteer Neeraj Chauhan were sent similar notices.

While Singh and Chauhan were questioned at the same office Thursday, the others are yet to join the investigation, added the officer.

“Questions revolved around whether the farmer was known to any of the party leaders, why they organise the rally without permission from police and what measures they took when the crowd exceeded 5,000, – which is beyond the permissible limit for rallies at Jantar Mantar,” said an officer privy to the investigation.

He further said, “The questions which topped the priority list were — what precautions did senior AAP leaders take when they saw Gajendra Singh climbing a tree and why did they continue with the rally even after his death.”

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