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New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Surinder Singh was detained on Friday in connection with a case relating to the beating up of an on-duty NDMC employee who was clearing footpaths illegally occupied by hawkers, police said. “Surinder Singh has been detained in the case of attacking an on-duty NDMC (New Delhi Municipal Council) employee and using casteist remark. He is being questioned but not arrested yet, Singh was called at Tughlaq Road police station on Friday evening where he was questioned for over two hours.

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The legislator from Delhi Cantonment constituency was booked under charges of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act on August 5, a few hours after attacking the NDMC employee. Singh was also charged under the Indian Penal Code sections for obstructing government official in performing his duty and threatening his life.

The incident took place when the legislator intervened in a routine checking drive of NDMC employees in the Tughlaq Road area of New Delhi. Police said a fourth grade NDMC employee, Mukesh, was beaten up by the legislator when Mukesh along with an official team was trying to clear the footpath occupied by hawkers.

(IANS)

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Aam Aadmi Party leaders confirmed Gulab Singh's arrest. He becomes the 14th AAP legislator in Delhi to be arrested

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Surat/New Delhi,October 16,2016: Gulab Singh, an AAP MLA from Delhi and the party in-charge in Gujarat, was arrested here on Sunday, hours before a rally in Surat by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

A Delhi Police team which had flown from the national capital made the arrest after Gulab Singh, who has been in and out of Gujarat for months, made himself available at the Umra police station.

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Aam Aadmi Party leaders confirmed Gulab Singh’s arrest. He becomes the 14th AAP legislator in Delhi to be arrested.

Earlier, a non-bailable warrant was issued against Gulab Singh for failing to join an investigation in Delhi in an extortion case involving his associates.

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Kejriwal had then asked in a tweet if Gulab Singh would be arrested ahead of his Surat rally.

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Gulab Singh’s driver was arrested last month along with an associate in Delhi.

Delhi Tourism Minister and AAP leader Kapil Mishra accompanied Gulab Singh when the latter reached the Umra police station shouting “Inquilab Zindabad” and “Bharat Mata ki Jai” on Sunday.

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Mishra later tweeted that the Delhi Police, which was in a hurry to arrest Gulab Singh before Kejriwal’s rally, had now told the legislator that they would return to Delhi by train when tickets were available. (IANS)

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