Shaheen bagh shooter link: AAP trashes BJP's allegations

Shaheen bagh shooter link: AAP trashes BJP's allegations

Agency News

New Delhi, Feb 4 : The Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) on Tuesday denied all allegations levelled by the police and the BJP that claimed of a link between the accused of Shaheen Bagh's shooting incident and Delhi's ruling party.

Addressing a late night press conference here at the party headquarters, AAP senior leader and Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament Sanjay Singh questioned the Delhi Police, saying, "On whose behest, Delhi Police is giving a statement? How did the photo, which was part of the investigation, reach BJP?" The Parliamentarian wondered as to how Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari gave a statement this morning that the accused belonged to the Aam Aadmi Party, hours before the news came out.

"How did Manoj Tiwari get the news already?", he questioned. He said the person named Gopal Sharma, who is a member of Bajrang Dal, was involved in the firing incident outside the Jamia Millia Islamia, in which a protester was injured.

"Did Amit Shah's police name Bajrang Dal even once in Gopal Sharma's case? As the Aam Aadmi Party is raising the name, why is the police not taking the name of the Bajrang Dal? He further accused Delhi Police's DCP Rajesh Dev of defaming the party. "DCP Rajesh Dev should walk around with a lotus flower on his shirt. To defame a party, the DCP violated all the rules of the Election Commission", he added.

The political war between the BJP and AAP erupted after the news claimed the AAP link with the Shaheen Bagh shooter. The saffron party immediately stepped up it's attack against the ruling party, linking its 'worker' Kapil to Shaheen Bagh shootout and said the episode has only exposed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his party. ''People of this country and Delhi today saw the ugly face of AAP,'' BJP president J P Nadda tweeted, minutes after the news went viral on television news channels and social media that Shaheen Bagh shooter Kapil and his father had joined the AAP, earlier this year.

There were also snaps of Kapil with key AAP leaders. "This nation will not forgive those who play with its security. People of Delhi will give a befitting reply", Mr Nadda added. (UNI)