Delhi Police frustrated with Centre's orders to target us: AAP

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi, July 8 (ANI): With another one of their MLAs getting booked on charges of misbehaving with a woman, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday continued their tirade against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and claimed that the Delhi Police was under precise orders from the Centre to target the ministers in the Delhi government. "Why is PM Modi going through so much trouble to single out our leaders and target them? We have already said that we are all ready to go to prison. Instead of raking up fake cases and creating absurd controversies just lock us all up in one go. It's sad to see him (PM Modi) trying so hard to get rid of us," Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra told ANI here. Asserting that even the Delhi Police was tired with the routine of arresting the AAP MLAs and then releasing them in a few days as no charges were successfully proven against them, Mishra added that the cops have conveyed their frustration to the AAP. "First they arrest us, then throw us in Tihar and then after a few days release us. Even the police are tired with this routine now. They have told me that they are not being let to do their regular job and are getting frustrated because of it. They say they get daily orders to target different AAP MLAs," Mishra said. Earlier today, in another troublesome development for AAP, an FIR was filed against their MLA from Deoli, on charges of misbehaving with a woman. An FIR was lodged against MLA Prakash Jarwal at the Greater Kailash Police Station under sections 354, 506, 509 and 34 of IPC for misbehaving with a woman. The victim says she first approached offices of LG and Delhi police CP before filing the FIR. This is not the first time that Jarwal has landed in trouble, as in May 2014, he was arrested for allegedly thrashing a junior engineer of Delhi Jal Board. This comes in the heels of AAP leader Ashish Khetan being booked for hurting religious sentiments in Punjab and the arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's principal secretary Rajendra Kumar on corruption charges. Earlier AAP MLA Naresh Yadav was named in an FIR related to a recent case of alleged 'desecration' of the Quran. The AAP has been claiming that the string of attacks against them is the work of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who was troubling them as they fear losing the upcoming Punjab Assembly polls. (ANI)