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AAP MLA Surinder Singh detained for slandering civic employee


By NewsGram Staff-Writer

Member of Delhi Legislative Assembly from Delhi Cantonment Surinder Singh was arrested on Friday by the police for allegedly abusing and making false comments about Mukesh, a worker of New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC). He is charged of abusing the employee with caste-based comments on August 5. Singh’s driver Pankaj and assistant Praveen have also been charged of beating up the repairman.

Inputs from police have said that the incident took place when the NDMC employees were on a routine inspection of vegetable vendors near a signal at Tughlaq Road. Things started to heat up when the AAP MLA arrived at the location and started arguing with them. Soon, Pankaj and Praveen started beating up Mukesh, while Singh started abusing and threatening him.

Contrary to the claims, Surinder Singh denied the charges saying that the NDMC workers were demanding money from the vegetable vendors, and he just tried to intervene and solve the issue.

Photo credit: www.oneindia.com
Photo credit: www.oneindia.com

Later a police complaint was registered against the trio. Police kept sending notices to Singh but he did not turn up. He also met Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi giving his clarification on the issue. Meanwhile a city court rejected his plea for anticipatory bail and finally the arrest was made under various sections of SC/ST act.

The Aam Aadmi Party in its official statement defended the MLA by terming the arrest as wrong and ‘suspicious’. They claimed that the arrest was Delhi Police’s motivated action of shifting the focus from important issues and defaming the ruling AAP.

Singh and two others will be presented in city court within 24 hours.

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Delhi government offers 30 more doorstep services

AAP brings 70 doorstep services for delhi residents. IANS

People living in Delhi can now avail 30 more services at their doorstep, including adding members in ration card, paying the motor vehicle tax and getting a DTC pass, taking the total number of such services to 70. The second phase of the doorstep delivery of public services, the official launch of which is yet to take place, has been rolled out.

Residents can dial 1076 and get the service by paying Rs 50 extra, an official from Delhi’s Administrative Reforms told IANS. The new services include booking a tour package through Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corp.

In September 2018, the Delhi government had launched the doorstep delivery of 40 public services to make things easy for the common man. In the first phase, people got certificates of marriage, caste, domicile, income, births and deaths among others at their doors.

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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal plans to offer 100 services delivered at people’s doorsteps. IANS

Driving license, new water or sewer connection and disconnection were also provided under the scheme which functions between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. through a ‘Mobile Sahayak’. The government had planned to roll out more services by February but they got delayed.

“Once the second phase is on track, steps to start the third phase will be initiated,” the official said. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has plans to have at least 100 services delivered at people’s doorsteps, the official said.

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Aam Aadmi Party leader Atishi told IANS: “The plan initially was to take things online but we realised that people find it more easy to call a number and get the services instead of doing things online.” The tenure of the Kejriwal government will end on February 2020. (IANS)