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Punjab Assembly Elections 2017: AAP candidates spotted going Antipodean to Law

Just before the Punjab Assembly Elections, another new side of the Aam Aadmi Party unfolds

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– by Himanshi Goyal 

New Delhi, Feb 2, 2017: India is the world’s largest democracy. The key feature of any democracy is the power that has been bestowed on the citizens to elect their representatives. These representatives not only serve as nation’s voice but are also responsible for its development.  A minister is expected to be virtuous in each and every strand of his life.

Discarding basic founding principles of the party, the Aam Aadmi Party has now joined hands with criminal elements as well.

For Punjab Assembly elections scheduled for February 4, the debutant AAP has not left any stone unturned to fill its coffers. They want to win the elections by hook or crook.

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As per the report published by the ADR (Association of Democratic Reforms), 9  candidates fielded by AAP are having serious criminal charges. These serious criminal charges include murder, attempt to murder, crime against women, kidnapping etc and so cannot be ignored as politically motivated charges.

Sukhwinder Singh(Bhola Mann), fighting elections from Sardulgarh constituency is, although a businessman and agriculturist by profession but is only educated till 8th standard. In the affidavit submitted with the Election Commission, the following charges are mentioned-

  • IPC Section- 354. Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty.
  • IPC Section- 452. House-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint.
  • IPC Section- 392. Punishment for robbery
  • IPC Section- 324. Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means.
  • IPC Section- 379. Punishment for theft.
  • IPC Section- 506. Punishment for criminal intimidation.

 

He has also been prosecuted for other crimes which come under IPC Section- 148, 149 and 120 (B).

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Kanwal Preet Singh, a farmer by profession from Qadian constituency also carries with him a big criminal baggage. He has been slapped by the following charges:

  • IPC Section- 336. Act endangering life or personal safety of others.
  • IPC Section- 324. Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means
  • IPC Section- 323. Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt.

A degenerated and debased politician is most vulnerable termite that is eating away the nation’s progress. Politicians like Charanjit Singh and Baljinder Kaur are getting tickets easily in AAP when they have their names scribbled amongst the law-breakers.

Baljinder Kaur, also AAP Women Wing President for Punjab, is contesting from Talwandi Sabo was blamed for coming in between the investigation of criminal matter and interrupting an elected official from discharging his responsibilities. She is also perceived to be the guiding force behind certain riots.

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Balbir Singh, standing from Patiala also holds pending criminal records filed against his name.

 

  • He was responsible for deceiving and ensuring delivery of specific property by corrupt means under IPC Section-420.
  • He has been also charged with possession and using deadly to threaten people (IPC Section-324).
  • He is well known for creating riot like situations resulting in bloodshed.
  • He was also prosecuted under IPC Section- 506 describing punishment for criminal intimidation.

 

Aman Arora from Sunam constituency has filled up his store houses by cheating people and leading forbidden assemblies carving out ideas to serve private ends. There are many other cases of assaulting-

  • IPC Section- 452. House-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint.
  • IPC Section- 148. Rioting, armed with deadly weapon. Whoever is guilty of rioting, being armed with a deadly weapon or with anything which, used as a weapon of offence, is likely to cause death.

Moreover, AAP has formed an alliance with Lok Insaf Party of Punjab which involves a tie-up with Bains Brothers. Simranjit Singh Bains and Balwinder Singh Bain, famously called as the Bains brothers have a long list of criminal record.

They are already facing cases under IPC Section- 395 and 397 for dacoity and robbery with an intention of murder respectively. They have been arrested earlier for drug dealing and illegal mining in Punjab.

However cliche it might sound, be careful while voting as every vote counts!

 

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Saw AAP MLAs Assaulting Chief Secretary, CM’s Advisor Tells Police

The AAP defended by stating that Jain had initially told police that he did not witness any assault and police has threatened Jain to change his statement

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The AAP had denied the charges of assault and said that the Chief Secretary was making allegations at the behest of the BJP. Wikimedia Commons

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s adviser V. K. Jain on Thursday told police that he saw AAP MLAs Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal “physically assaulting” Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, according to Jain’s statement recorded by the Delhi Police.

The AAP defended by stating that Jain had initially told police that he did not witness any assault and police has threatened Jain to change his statement.

On Tuesday, the Chief Secretary had alleged that he was beaten up by the two AAP MLAs in the presence of Kejriwal at the Chief Minister’s residence on Monday night, where he had been called for an emergency meeting.

ALSO READ: The assault on Chief Secretary exposes the double standards of AAP government

Police later arrested Khan and Jarwal and they were sent to judicial custody till Thursday.

According to the Chief Secretary, the Chief Minister’s adviser had called him over the phone and asked him to come to the Chief Minister’s residence for the meeting and Jain was also present there.

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According to the statement, Jain also saw that the Chief Secretary’s spectacles had fallen to the ground and the Chief Secretary picked them up and left the room. Wikimedia Commons

On Thursday, the Delhi Police submitted Jain’s statement at a city court, which said that Jain had gone to the washroom during the meeting and as he came out he saw the two AAP MLAs “physically assaulting” the Chief Secretary.

The statement was recorded under Section 161 of the CrPC, which means that it was recorded in front of the police and not a magistrate.

Sources told IANS that Jain later recorded his statement in front of a magistrate under section 164 of the CrPC.

“The statement under section 164 was later recorded with the magistrate in front a camera, without the presence of police. In that statement also he (Jain) has said that he saw the two MLAs physically assaulting the Chief Secretary,” a police officer privy to the case told IANS.

The officer said that the statement under section 164 has also been submitted to the court.

Jain was first questioned on Wednesday morning and then again on Thursday and his statement was recorded on Thursday.

The change in Jain’s statement that the AAP was referring to was from a “question and answer” with Jain recorded by police after questioning him on Wednesday.

According to a copy of Wednesday’s “question and answer” recorded by police, when asked whether Jain saw the Chief Secretary being manhandled, he replied that he had gone to the washroom in between the meeting and he could not say what happened during that time.

“By putting pressure on him (Jain) throughout the day (Thursday) and by threatening him, police has forced him to change his statement,” AAP MP Sanjay Singh told the media here on Thursday.

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Singh said that the whole issue was a conspiracy to “bring down the Delhi government” and to “defame the AAP”. Wikimedia Commons

 

“How is it that the same Jain who emphatically said yesterday that he witnessed no assault during the entire time that he was present there has now claimed otherwise?” he asked.

Singh said that AAP MLAs were being arrested over an alleged assault of which there was no proof.

“But on the other hand, despite there being video footage of officials assaulting Delhi Cabinet Minister Imran Hussain, there is no action taken against the guilty by the Delhi Police,” the AAP MP said.

The court on Thursday sent the two AAP MLAs, arrested on charges of assaulting the Chief Secretary, to judicial custody for 14 days.

ALSO READ: Delhi Chief Secretary row: AAP MLA arrested

Orders on the bail pleas of the two AAP MLAs and also on their police custody will be pronounced on Friday.

Meanwhile, scores of Delhi government employees across the city observed a five-minute silence outside their respective offices as a protest against the alleged assault on the Chief Secretary.

The IAS Association said that officers would continue the protest every day, till steps are taken to “ensure safety and dignity” of government staff in the city.

The AAP also hit out at Lt Governor Anil Baijal by stating that he was “working as a BJP agent” and demanded action against those involved in “manhandling and beating up” Hussain and his aide at the Delhi Secretariat on Tuesday. (IANS)