Shahnawaz, the deceased was beaten to death after his motorcycle collided with assailants’ car. Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay met family members of deceased and demand quick action in the matter. He further accused Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) volunteers of being involved in the road rage. He added that the “AAP minister is trying to save accused.”
Reacting to these allegations, the AAP requested the BJP to not use politics in the name of the deceased and instead stand by the bereaved. Senior AAP leader Kumar Vishwas said, ‘We will think about possibilities of action in the matter. AAP volunteers have nothing to do in this case.’ He further added that BJP should refrain itself from cheap politics, while Delhi AAP chief Ashutosh condemned BJP for politicising the matter. He also added that “law and order of the capital is Central government’s responsibility. They must ponder about the situation.”
Meanwhile, the main accused in the case Ameen Pehalwan has a history of crime. First arrested in 1995 in attempt-to-murder case, Ameen has eight criminal cases in his name including rioting, attempt-to-murder and robbery. Ameen has terrorised the Turkman Gate area for a long time and has been also arrested in 1996 and 1999 for similar charges.