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Quran sacrilege: Punjab Police arrests AAP MLA Naresh Yadav

Updated: Jul 24, 2016 21:57 IST

New Delhi, July 25 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Naresh Yadav who was booked in connection with the alleged Malerkotla sacrilege incident earlier on June 24 was arrested by the Punjab Police on Sunday.

Before being arrested, Yadav in a press conference said whenever he was called by the police, he went and answered all the questions.

"Today, suddenly they came after getting arrest warrant from the court. I will fully cooperate for the probe. The AAP is a party which takes along all the religions. All the religions love the AAP," he added.

Asserting that the AAP will come in majority in Punjab Assembly polls due next year, Yadav alleged that the SAD-BJP Government in Punjab is restless now, and that is why they are utilizing such means to scare them.

"But we won't be scared. The people of Punjab will teach them a lesson in 2017, there is no doubt in it. This is a conspiracy against us. There is a person in the RSS.just by his order they have come here with the arrest warrant," he added.

Yadav further said that the AAP is an honest party and he is with the people of all religions.

"We got the court's warrant based on our investigation. We arrested him from his office today. We raided all those places where we suspected. We will produce him in court tomorrow. Four people have been arrested till now and fifth person is Naresh Yadav. We will arrest more if anyone else is found guilty," Superintendent of Police (Detective) Jaskaran Singh told the media here.

Yadav was booked under relevant sections of the IPC after one of the accused, Vijay Kumar, arrested in connection with the incident, claimed he had done it at the behest of the AAP MLA.

The Punjab Police have already questioned the AAP MLA twice in connection with the incident.

The Mehrauli MLA and his party have denied the charges and alleged it was a 'political conspiracy' to malign the party's image ahead of Assembly polls in Punjab. (ANI)

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