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Rioting case: Chargesheet filed against Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel

Ram Niwas Goel

New Delhi: Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel was chargesheeted by Delhi Police on Wednesday in a court for allegedly rioting and causing hurt at the house of a realtor in an East Delhi colony in 2015. The chargesheet filed before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Savitri named seven persons as accused in the case.

According to the FIR filed by complainant Manish Ghai, a local builder, AAP’s Shahdara MLA Ram Niwas Goel and his supporters had allegedly raided one of his houses in Vivek Vihar on the night of February 6, 2015, a day before the Delhi Assembly elections. The MLA had allegedly raided the house of Ghai accusing him of stashing liquor, blankets and other stuff for distribution ahead of the polls.

The AAP leaders had refuted these claims saying they had gone to the house with a police team comprising the local Station House Officer and Assistant Commissioner of Police among others after making a PCR call in this regard.

“As per the complainant, some labourers were staying at a house that was owned by him. He received a call from one of them at about 9.30 pm on February 6, 2015 about Goel and his associates forcibly entering the building and damaging the property,” police said.

Ghai also alleged that the group broke almirah, drawers, kitchen items, window panes and mirrors in the house. When the labourers tried to resist, they were allegedly physically assaulted. A case of rioting, trespassing, causing mischief and voluntarily causing hurt was lodged against the accused.

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