AAP blames police for Burari clash

Delhi(PTI): The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today slammed the Delhi police for its “barbarism” after its supporters clashed with the cops in Burari last night.

The party also accused the Delhi police of not taking action in an alleged kidnapping case, leading to protest from the locals, which was followed by clash between the two. Even as the party claimed that several of its supporters and locals were injured in the baton-charge, nine policemen too were injured in the stone-pelting by the mob.

The party said, yesterday evening, when the two kids in the area went missing, their families launched a manhunt. “The families found that the kids were kidnapped. When the kidnappers were apprehended by the family and locals, they went to the police to register a case. But for 4-5 hours, no case was registered.

“We expected a basic thing to register an FIR in the case, but the police paid no heed. When no FIR was registered, the locals contacted our MLAs,” party leader Dilip Pandey said.
“We also called the local DCP to look into the matter, but he said, he will send his ACP. Sometimes later, the police said the DCP will look into the matter. When people started gathering they started cordoning the area and it is when the police started charging at us,” Burari MLA Sanjeev Jha said.

Jha said, had the police taken a timely action and arrested the culprits, the situation would not have reached this stage.

“Our leader Arvind Kejriwal applauded the action of Delhi Police in the corporate espionage case. We have given compensation of Rs 1 crore to policemen who have laid lives while discharging their duty. So, we don’t have any enmity with the people.

“Our contention is, the common man should not have to wait for hours together to get his FIR registered,” Pandey added.

Nine policemen and six AAP members, including Sanjeev Jha, were injured in the clash which erupted after Jha’s vehicle was not allowed entry into the Burari police station, where he and his supporters had come around 11 pm yesterday to register a case against an alleged kidnapper whom they had caught abducting a boy from Pradhan Enclave colony.

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