Delhi Police file FIR against AAP protesters, Arvind Kejriwal not named

Written by | January 22, 2014 | 0

New Delhi Jan,22: Hours after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called off a dramatic 33-hour street protest demanding action against five policemen, Delhi Police on Wednesday registered an First Information Report (FIR) against ‘unknown persons’ in connection with the violent scuffle during his party’s dharna at Rail Bhavan in which several people were injured.

According to reports, the case has been registered at the Parliament Street Police Station under Section 186 & 133 of the Indian Penal Code.

The case has been registered in connection with the violent scuffle that broke out during the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) dharna at Delhi’s Rail Bhavan in which at least 31 people, including some policemen, were injured.

The development comes few hours after Kejriwal decided to end his party’s agitation after Lt Governor Najeeb Jung intervened to defuse a major crisis for the Centre ahead of Republic Day, acting partially on the AAP’s demand for action against five policemen.

“It is people’s victory,” Kejriwal declared and said he and his cabinet ministers were ending their protest that began on Monday morning near Rail Bhavan, close to Parliament, after Jung said that two of the police officers had been asked to go on leave.

“People of Delhi have won the battle,” added the visibly weak 45-year-old Chief Minister, speaking from atop a fountain at the foot of a Govind Ballabh Pant statue, his face wrapped with a woolen muffler.

The announcement triggered cries of “Inquilab Zindabad!” and “Vande Mataram!” as well as “Kejriwal ki Jai!” from hundreds of AAP activists who had clashed with security personnel more than once during the day leaving around 31 people injured – the scenes captured live on national television.

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