AAP MLA Naresh Balyan 13th lawmaker arrested over assault charges
New Delhi : Aam Aadmi Party is currently facing a lot of political criticism due to continuous charges against its MLAs, the latest to come under fire is Naresh Balyan who has been arrested on assault charges.
Naresh Balyan is the 13th lawmaker from AAP government to land in Delhi Police net, triggering sharp reactions from the party.
Balyan’s arrest came on a day when Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was questioned by Anti-Corruption Branch over the complaint by DCW chief.
"AAP MLA Balyan was arrested today in connection with a case of assault registered at Uttam Nagar police station last week," said Dependra Pathak, joint commissioner of police (Southwest).
Balyan was called for questioning to the police station around 8.30 PM and was later arrested, said a senior police officer.
Mahavir Fauji, an associate of Balyan, was also arrested, he added.
The Aam Aadmi Party once again termed it as a political vendetta in action against its MLAs, blaming Centre and Delhi Police conspiracy behind this.
AAP spokesperson Ashutosh termed the action against party MLAs as "dictatorship".
"Modi's dictatorship-one day- Dy CM interrogated by ACB, AAP Gujarat in charge Gulab Singh issued NBW, MLA Naresh Balyan arrested," he tweeted.
# AAP MLA Naresh Balyan arrested by Delhi Police over assault case
# He was arrested under bailable offense and was later granted bail
# A case was registered against Balyan under Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (wrongful restraint), 451 (assault) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC
# Balyan associates registered cross FIR against George
# The case against George was registered under Sections 323, 341 and 506 of the IPC
# AAP spokesperson Ashutosh called it a Modi dictatorship.