Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that he has spoken with Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena on the killing of a 20-year-old woman after she was dragged by car for nearly seven kilometres on Sunday.
Taking to Twitter, he also took a veiled attack at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by saying that “no leniency should be shown” to the accused even if they have “high political connections”.
“Spoke to hon’ble LG on Kanjhawala incident. Requested him to take exemplary action against culprits, strictest sections of IPC should be slapped against them. No leniency should be shown even if they have high political connections. He assured that he will take strong action (sic),” Kejriwal tweeted.
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Such a terrible murder happens on the road, and the policemen don’t even know?
Delhi Police comes under LG what has been done in the last one year to improve the police system. ?
BJP leaders are accused, so a weak case was registered?
The one who dragged and killed an innocent daughter of Delhi on the road is a BJP leader.
Because of this, LG and Delhi Police are covering up the matter AAP alleged
The accused Manoj Mittal is a BJP leader. The jail in which he is lodged, his hoarding has been put up outside the same jail along with Modi ji and Amit Shah ji.
That’s why LG sir and Delhi Police are trying to save them. This is a matter of great shame.
Delhi CM Kejriwal had stressed upon strict action against the accused as he demanded death penalty for the five men, who reportedly were in drunk state when the incident occurred.
“This can happen to anyone’s daughter. No matter how influential, politically connected a convict is, he should be hanged,” he said at a press briefing.
Kejriwal’s “no leniency” dig at the saffron camp comes as his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) alleged a BJP link with one of the accused. During a presser earlier in the day, AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj claimed that one of the accused – who with four others has been named in the case – is a “BJP leader named Manoj Mittal”.
“There is a cover-up in the entire incident because the L-G is aware of the involvement of a BJP leader. I challenge Vinay Saxena to publicise the call details of the accused,”
Bharadwaj said after he, along with several other AAP leaders such as Durgesh Pathak and Gaurav Rai, tweeted on Monday with pictures of hoardings in Delhi with Mittal’s photos. The official Twitter profile of the AAP also shared a post on this claim.
All five accused, meanwhile, have been sent to three-day police custody. This came after Delhi Police added sections of culpable homicide not amounting to murder against the five accused in connection with the accident, people aware of the matter told.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (outer) Harendra K Singh said Sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC were added to Section 279 (rash driving) and 304A (causing death by negligence) against the five men. The sections in which the case was lodged earlier were bailable, but Section 304 is not.