Case registered against Lamba for trespassing
A day after AAP MLA Alka Lamba received minor injuries during an anti-drug drive to shut down a few shops allegedly involved in illegal drug dealings in North Delhi, Delhi Police on Monday have registered a case against her for trespassing the shop.
According to police, they have received seven complaints against Lamba for forcefully entering the shops and damaging their property. The complainant includes the shopkeeper Santosh, who owns the sweet shop near Hanuman Mandir where Lamba entered with AAP workers and police force.
“The complaints have recorded their statements and have handed over a CCTV footage where Lamba was seen to be hitting the billing machine at a sweet shop and later on was joined by an alleged supporter,” the police official privy to the investigation told Millennium Post. The CCTV footage was released late on Sunday, which clearly shows Lamba, along with her supporters, entering the shop and toppling the cash counter. Followed by which, a party supporter too joins her and throws other items kept on the counter.
The stone hurled at AAP MLA Alka Lamba left her with a minor head injury after which she filed a complaint at Kashmere Gate police station and the accused—Jatin (19) who had thrown the stone was held on Sunday evening.
“Based on the CCTV footage and the statements of the complainants we have registered an FIR against Lamba. A case under Sections 427 (Mischief causing damage), 451 (House-trespass in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment), 186 (Obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions) and 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered,” the official added.
The official further added that Lamba will be called for questioning.
Meanwhile, Delhi Police commissioner BS Bassi said: “We are conducting an unbiased investigation. Based on the CCTV footage and other <g data-gr-id="31">evidences</g>, the probe is on.”