Arvind Kejriwal lashes out at Delhi Police, says it takes orders from BJP and RSS

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Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Chief Minister
Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Chief Minister

There seems to be no ending  to the bitter feud between the BJP and the AAP government. In the latest slug-fest the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has now hit out at Delhi Police alleging that it was being used as Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and BJP’s “private army” under a political dispensation that is at “war” with students across the country.

“Delhi Police being used by BJP/RSS as their private army to terrorize and teach lesson to anyone opposing BJP/RSS. I strongly condemn attack on students,” said Mr Kejriwal, who is undergoing naturopathy treatment at Bengaluru.

The Delhi Police has faced widespread criticism over a video clip that shows the alleged assault on the students by male police constables and some men who are not in uniform. The clip has gone viral on various social media sites. In the short video clip, a constable is seen dragging a female protester by her hair and pushing her down. A youth is also seen being bashed. Two journalists, who have alleged that they were beaten up and their cameras smashed while covering the protest, claimed that the police action was “unprovoked”

Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia demanded the suspension of the police personnel while another AAP leader Sanjay Singh urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “immediately intervene and take action against the responsible police personnel”.

Delhi Police does not report to the Kejriwal government but to the union home ministry and Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung. Meanwhile,  the AAP government got a rather unlikely support as the Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi said the Modi government “has become completely apathetic to the voice of students, in addition to being anti-Dalit and anti-poor.”This insane crushing of dissent by using state machinery will not go down well with the youth of this country,” he said.