AAP leader attacked during anti-drug drive

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Alka Lamba was attacked on Sunday by some people when they pelted stones at her during an anti-drug drive here, police said.

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“Some unknown people threw stones at her and she was injured. One person has been detained in this connection,” a police official told IANS.

Police said the Chandni Chowk MLA has sustained a minor injury.

Lamba started an anti-drug drive at 5 a.m. from Yamuna Bazar to mark the Quit India Movement Day. She was attacked at Kashmere Gate.

Fellow AAP leader Ashutosh tweeted: “AAP’s fight (against) drugs will be intensified. AAP MLA Alka Lamba was attacked by drug cartel. Our fight will continue.”

In his tweets, he also said that Lamba was attacked by a man working in a sweet shop, which he said was owned by Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Om Prakash Sharma.

“Locals told us (that the) man (who) attacked Alka Lamba was working in sweet shop. (The) shop is owned by present BJP MLA Om Prakash Sharma,” he tweeted.

“… she was the only one in the crowd who was hit. It’s deep conspiracy. AAP will fight back,” he tweeted.



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