A senior Aam Aadmi Party leader, Dilip Pandey has alleged that a Delhi Police van tried to run him over while he was talking to journalists outside the Rajinder Nagar police station on July 21.
Senior leaders of AAP are meeting on July 22 to discuss the incident with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
” I am shocked that Delhi Police is trying to eliminate me,” Pandey told IANS adding, ” I was luckily pushed away by one of the volunteers,” as quoted by NDTV.
Shockd to see sad state of #DelhiPolice . A PoliceBus tried to run ovr-kill me frm behnd whle i was talkng to media. Someone pushed-saved me!— Dilip K. Pandey (@dilipkpandey) July 21, 2015
Pandey was talking to journalists about women volunteers of the party who were detained after protests of a teen’s murder turned violent. The alleged incident took place at 10:30 pm.
The video below gives you an understanding of how the incident took place.
Pandey also stated that he has filed a written complaint with Rajinder Nagar police station, adding “hopefully they will file an FIR in the case”.
The AAP is currently in an all out war with the Delhi Police after Kejriwal referred to them as “thullas” because of the brutal murder of a teenager. The CM has been demanding that the jurisdiction of the Delhi Police come under his purview, rather than the Central government.
AAP workers and volunteers clashed with policemen on July 21 while protesting in Anand Parbat in West Delhi, where a 19-year-old was brutally stabbed to death.
Kejriwal met with Delhi police chief BS Bassi on July 20 and sought information on pending cases of crimes against women, however, sources in his party said the police refused to furnish this information.
Bassi later told reporters that the police was still investigating the case and could not reveal any information.
Feature image source: PTI