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AAP leader Dilip Pandey arrested for inciting communal passions

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS): AAP leader Dilip Pandey and two other party members were arrested on the charge of promoting enmity between different communities here, police said Friday. The party claimed that they were framed.

AAP leader Dilip Pandey arrested for inciting communal passions


 Recently, through an audio clip uploaded on social networking sites by AAP, Arvind Kejriwal accused the BJP of indulging in horsetrading to lure AAP MLAs. He alleged that BJP tried to buy AAP MLAs for Rs 20 crore each and after failing to do so, the party is now trying to trade with Congress MLAs.

The three members of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) were called by police for questioning in connection with pasting of posters in Jamia Nagar area of south Delhi appealing the Muslims to gherao the house of three Congress legislators of the same community for shaking hands with RSS and the BJP. They were then arrested.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said that Pandey and others had nothing to do with the case and they are being framed.

When a resident of Jamia Nagar, Amanatullah has already told police that it was he who himself put the posters out of anger against the Congress legislators…what is a point in arresting them, AAP leader Deepak Vajpayee told IANS.

Police had called the three members for questioning at Jamia Nagar police station.

A case under section 153 A (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion) and 295A (Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered.

The AAP had alleged that BJP is trying to court the support of the Congress legislators to form the government in Delhi which is currently under president’s rule.

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