AAP’s Vikaspuri MLA Mahendra Yadav was held today under various charges including rioting and assaulting public servant during a protest seeking action against an alleged sexual offender, the sixth lawmaker from the ruling party in Delhi to be arrested.
Yadav is the sixth AAP legislator to be arrested.
Police claimed Yadav led a violent protest last evening in Nihal Vihar area in West Delhi following sexual assault on a three-year-old girl and the mob even attacked public vehicles and tried to set a vehicle on fire.
“While the accused was arrested by evening, much before the crowd gathered there, somebody floated a rumour that the police has refused to arrest him, leading to the agitation,” said Pathak. While Yadav has been arrested, several others have been detained at the police station, he said.
Reacting to Yadav’s arrest, AAP’s Delhi Convener Dilip Pandey tweeted,
DelhiPolice busy again arresting AAP MLA instead of ensuring DelhiWomen safety despite multiple warnings frm courts#DelhiPoliceLovesPolitics— Dilip K. Pandey (@dilipkpandey) January 29, 2016