My husband not arrested, says AAP MLA’s wife

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Aam Aadmi Party MLA, Jagdeep Singh’s wife has denied media reports that her husband was arrested for alleged assault by Delhi Police.

Raminder Kaur told janstakareporter.com that she was surprised how the rumour of her husband’s arrest was spread adding that she suspected foul play by Delhi Police.

Kaur said, “the SHO had come to our house on Sunday and informed us about the complaint by the local BJP Councillor, Shyam Sharma, about the alleged incident on 21 May. He spent quite a long time chatting with us, my mother-in-law and even had lassi at our house. He said that it was a minor complaint and asked Jagdeep to accompany them to Harinagar police station for some formality. But, while my husband was busy speaking to the cops at the police station, the news flashed that he had been arrested.”

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Kaur said that her husband returned home as they had planned to visit Delhi cabinet minister, Kapil Mishra, for a function on Sunday night.

“But no sooner did he arrive, the SHO came home once again saying that the ACP wanted to speak to Jagdeep. By that time (AAP MLA) Jarnail Singh too had arrived. As we speak, Jagdeep is still sitting in police station with around 50 supporters,” Kaur said.

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Kaur said that the reports of her husband assaulting the staff from waste management company, as claimed by cops, were untrue.

She said, “Local Muslims had contacted my husband for his help in getting the burial place cleaned for juloos(special function) to commemorate Shab-e-Barat. Jagdeep asked the MCD officials but they refused to help. When he didn’t get any help from the MCD, he decided to clean the area with the help of his volunteers. But the MCD decided to park its waste collecting vehicles outside our house leading to heated argument. But there was no assault.”

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Delhi Police on Sunday said that it had arrested Singh, for allegedly assaulting the manager of a waste management company, contracted by the area’s municipal corporation.

DCP (west) Pushpendra Kumar said was quoted as saying, “Singh has been arrested under IPC sections 323 (causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation and 341 (wrongful restraint). He was later granted bail.”

All three civic bodies in Delhi are run by the BJP.

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