AAP Rajya Sabha member N.D. Gupta on Friday filed a written complaint with the police against BJP’s Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari on charges of inciting violence at the inauguration of the Signature Bridge here.
A Delhi government official said the complaint was filed following the Delhi Police’s failure to register an FIR against Tiwari for putting the lives of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia at risk.
“The complaint has been filed by Gupta as an eyewitness following the refusal of Delhi Police and Delhi government officers to file a police complaint despite cognizable offences having been committed in front of them,” the official said.
Ahead of the inauguration of the Signature Bridge on November 4, BJP and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) activists clashed, with Manoj Tiwari attacking AAP workers and reportedly punching a policeman who intervened.
The AAP alleged that bottles were flung at the stage where Kejriwal and Sisodia were seated.
“The police was duty bound to register an FIR against Manoj Tiwari and his hoodlums who committed this serious cognizable offence against police officers on duty … but did not,” said Gupta in his complaint to the Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik.
He requested the Commissioner to register an FIR and provide a written copy.
Gupta was accompanied by AAP’s South Delhi Lok Sabha in-charge Raghav Chadha and MLA Sanjeev Jha to the Delhi Police headquarters to file the complaint.
Tiwari had on Tuesday lodged a complaint against Kejriwal and AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan over the attack on him at the inauguration of the Signature Bridge.
The same day, AAP Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh wrote to the Police Commissioner: “There is a video and pictorial evidence of Tiwari having held DCP Northeast by his collar in full public view…
“Why is Delhi Police silent even after 48 hours of this serious crime having been committed against its own official?” he questioned.
Singh said he will raise this issue in Parliament during the coming Winter Session.