AAP’s Narela MLA Sharad Chauhan has been arrested in connection with the suicide of a woman worker of the party, which accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “vendetta politics” and questioned if “he is fit to run the country”.
Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ravindra Yadav said Chauhan, along with Delhi Police ASI Mukhtiyar Singh, and five others, had been arrested late last night for allegedly abetting the suicide of the woman.
Today’s arrest took the total number of party MLAs arrested so far to 12.
Chauhan and other accused were later sent to one day judicial custody by a magisterial court which ordered their production before the court concerned tomorrow.
The woman had allegedly committed suicide at her home in North-West Delhi’s Narela and died during treatment at LNJP Hospital on July 19.
The BJP has been alleging that the AAP MLA was responsible for her suicide.
Reacting sharply to Chauhan’s arrest, AAP leader Ashutosh questioned if the Prime Minister “has lost his mental balance”.
“Another AAP MLA arrested. Has Modi gone mad? Has he lost his mental balance? If PM acts with such anger/vengeance then is country safe!
“Delhi govt doing great job. Yesterday 16 lacs parents of govt schools 1st time came for PTM (Parents Teachers Meeting). Instead of appreciating he is putting in jail. Great initiatives are taken by Delhi govt in education-health instead of praising Modi is sending AAP MLA jail. Is country safe in his hands?” Ashutosh said in a series of tweets.