Will Petition High Court Against “False” Cases on MLAs, Says AAP

AAP chief and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. Credit: PTI

AAP head and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. Credit: PTI

A day after two of its MLAs were arrested under different charges, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday said it will file a writ petition in the Delhi high court compiling all “false” cases in which its legislators have been “framed”.

AAP’s Delhi unit convenor Dilip Pandey said prima facie the MLAs are being booked under a “conspiracy”. “There is an undeclared emergency in Delhi by the Centre. With these acts, none of the AAP MLAs, ministers, workers will be scared,” Pandey said.

AAP’s Seemapuri MLA Rajendra Pal Gautam said there is a pattern in the cases filed against his party MLAs.

He said in the duration between filing the complaint and the registration of an FIR, various different statements are given.

“There is a conspiracy to muzzle the voice of the Delhi government and its MLAs,” he alleged.

“We are approaching the cases. We have gathered most of our cases and prima facie it can be said that this is done under a conspiracy. The way cases are registered and the MLAs are arrested reveals there is a conspiracy behind it,” he said.

On Sunday, Delhi police arrested Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan after a woman alleged he had tried to mow her down with his car, while Mehrauli MLA Naresh Yadav was arrested by Punjab police in connection with the alleged Malerkotla sacrilege incident.

Gautam said if the police wants to arrest an MLA, they can give a notice under Section 160 of the Criminal Penal Code.