‘AAP MLA’s Kin Had No Permission for Procession’: UP Cops Respond
‘Cops lathi-charged villagers when they objected to action against the MLA’s relatives,’ The Statesman reported.
Responding to Aam Aadmi Party leader and Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan that his relatives were thrashed when they were celebrating his victory in Meerut, the police on Thursday, 13 February, said they did not have permission for a procession.
“After victory of someone in Delhi elections, procession was being carried out in Meerut. Police just stopped it, as they did not have permission,” said SSP Ajay Sahni.
Khan has alleged that his relatives were badly thrashed by the police when they were celebrating his poll victory.
“They were celebrating my victory when the cops beat them up. The police took this action because Section 144 has been imposed in UP. Although nobody sustained serious injuries, such action by the police is condemnable,” Khan told The Quint.
“They are my relatives and we will file a complaint tomorrow,” the AAP MLA further said.
In the Delhi Assembly election results announced on Tuesday, 11 February, Khan, AAP’s sitting MLA from Okhla, registered an impressive victory with a margin of over 70,000 votes against BJP’s Braham Singh.
‘Cops Lathi-Charged Family Members & Misbehaved With Young Girls’
According to a report by The Statesman, the male cops allegedly misbehaved with young girls. They pulled the hair of a girl – forcing her to walk on the village streets and help them identify the MLA’s relatives who fled after a fracas with cops over the issue of the victory’s celebration.
“Relatives of AAP MLA Amanatullah were distributing sweets to each other after the results of the Delhi Assembly elections were declared. They also called a ‘dholwala’ to celebrate this landslide victory. Suddenly, police arrived there and directed to stop the celebration as Section 144 is imposed in the district. Some villagers objected to the cops saying that they are just celebrating after which the cops resorted to lathi charge to disperse them after which they ran from there,” the report mentioned.
(With inputs from ANI and The Statesman)
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