AAP MLA Sanjeev Tries Hunger Strike Against Mishra, Police Detain him
The Delhi police on Saturday detained the Aam Aadmi Party MLA Sanjeev Jha, who tried staging a counter hunger strike in front of Kapil Mishra's residence. The police said that Jha tried to "break the public peace".
File photo of AAP legislator Sanjeev Jha. (Picture Courtesy: News18 India)
New Delhi: The Delhi police on Saturday detained the Aam Aadmi Party MLA Sanjeev Jha, who tried staging a counter hunger strike in front of Kapil Mishra's residence. The police said that Jha tried to "break the public peace".
Kapil Mishra, on the other hand, has been sitting on an indefinite hunger strike protesting the corruption in the AAP.
"We have detained Sanjeev Jha, as he attempted to break the public peace," a senior police official told IANS.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator had not taken prior permission to sit on a hunger strike outside the Civil Lines house of Mishra, according to police.
The police detained Jha after he refused to back off from his decision to sit on protest.
Jha, a legislator from Burari, had on Friday announced he would sit on indefinite hunger strike against Mishra for his "defamatory allegations" against AAP convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Mishra has been on hunger strike since Wednesday at his official residence, demanding that Kejriwal reveal the source of funding of the foreign trips of five AAP leaders - Sanjay Singh, Ashish Khetan, Satyendar Jain, Raghav Chadhha and Durgesh Pathak - in the last two years.
Mishra was removed as a Delhi minister a week ago in a sudden move and later suspended from the AAP.
Ankit Bhardwaj, the man who tried to attack sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra on Wednesday at his hunger strike site, had quit his job as a chartered accountant to work for the Aam Aadmi Party, police said.
Bhardwaj, a resident of Moti Bagh, had allegedly attacked Mishra and tried to grab his neck.
(With inputs from IANS)(Get detailed and live results of each and every seat of the state Assemblies in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram to know which candidate/party is leading or trailing and to know who has won and who has lost and by what margin. Our one-of-its-kind Election Analytics Centre lets you put on the psephologist's hat. Know interesting facts and trivia about the elections. Elections = News18)
Recommended For You
- Isha Ambani-Anand Piramal Wedding: Bollywood Stars Arrive in Style, See Pics
- Playing Top Asian Sides Key for India, Says Captain Sunil Chhetri
- Priyanka, Nick Return to Mumbai Hand in Hand After a Brief Romantic Getaway, See Pics
- 'Dracula Ant' is Now the World's Fastest Animal, and Truly Deserves its Name
- Meet the Kolkata Artist Who is Talking About the Non-Binary Nature of Gender Through Art
- 01 d
- 12 h
- 38 m
- 09 s