Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, on Saturday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging that the latter had imposed undeclared emergency in the country.
His comments came soon after Delhi Police arrested an AAP MLA from Sangam Vihar, Dinesh Mohaniya, while he was addressing a press conference at his office.
The dramatic visuals of police arriving at Mohaniya’s office before forcibly dragging him out are now being widely shared on social media.
Kejriwal said, “Modi declares emergency in Delhi. Arresting, raiding, terrorizing, filing false cases against all those whom Delhi elected. Dinesh mohaniya arrested from his press conference in front of all TV cameras. What msg does Modi want to give to everyone?
Earlier on Saturday, Delhi Police arrested Mohaniya, as he addressed media personnel at his office.
The MLA said, “Aap dekh sakte hain Police kaise gundagardi karke mujhe le jaa rahi hai (You can see how police have resorted to goondaism to take me from from.)”
Mohaniya, who was booked for misbehaving with women, is has now been accused of slapping a 60-year-old senior citizen.
The incident took place in the Tughlakabad locality of the city where Mohaniya had gone for a visit on Friday.
According to the victim, the incident took place when some people, including Mohaniya, came to his area for a survey.
Delhi Police had booked Mohaniya for allegedly ‘misbehaving’ with women.
An FIR was lodged against the MLA, who’s also the vice-chairman of Delhi Jal Board, after locals alleged that the MLA and his supporters roughed them up and misbehaved with women in his office when they went to complain about irregular water supply.
In her complaint, the woman had said, “When we went to Dinesh Mohaniya’s office, he refused to identify me. I visit his office everyday to bring water-related issues to his notice. The most important part is that he doesn’t even sign or puts a stamp on our complaints. After that, he pushed me and other women and even abused us. We want that an FIR should be registered against him and he should be arrested.
Mohaniya said that this was an attempt to defame his reputation as the water mafia was frustrated because of the Delhi government’s crackdown.