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Aam Aadmi Party MP N.D. Gupta Files Complaint Against Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari

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| November 9 , 2018 , 17:33 IST

Aam Aadmi Party Rajya Sabha member N.D. Gupta on Friday had filed a written complaint to Delhi Police against BJP's Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari on behalf of inciting violence at the inauguration of the Signature Bridge, in New Delhi.

It is learnt that a Delhi government official informed that the complaint was filed following the Delhi Police's failure to register an FIR against Tiwari for putting the lives of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia at risk.

Speaking to media the official said, "The complaint has been filed by Gupta as an eyewitness following the refusal of Delhi Police and Delhi government officers to file a police complaint despite cognizable offences having been committed in front of them."

Ahead of the inauguration of the Signature Bridge on November 4, BJP and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) activists clashed, with Manoj Tiwari attacking AAP workers and reportedly punching a policeman who intervened.

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The AAP activists alleged that bottles were flung at the stage where Kejriwal and Sisodia were seated.

"The police was duty bound to register an FIR against Manoj Tiwari and his hoodlums who committed this serious cognizable offence against police officers on duty ... but did not," said Gupta in his complaint to the Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik.

He requested the Commissioner to register an FIR and provide a written copy.

N.D Gupta was accompanied by AAP's South Delhi Lok Sabha in-charge Raghav Chadha and MLA Sanjeev Jha to the Delhi Police headquarters to file the complaint.

Further reports suggest that Manoj Tiwari on Tuesday had lodged a complaint against Kejriwal and AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan over the attack on him at the inauguration of the Signature Bridge.

The same day, AAP Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh wrote to the Police Commissioner: "There is a video and pictorial evidence of Tiwari having held DCP Northeast by his collar in full public view...

"Why is Delhi Police silent even after 48 hours of this serious crime having been committed against its own official?" he questioned.

Sanjay Singh also said that he will raise this issue in Parliament during the coming Winter Session.