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CM Kejriwal demands probe

NEW DELHI: Hitting out at the Delhi Police for alleged assault on a man in the national Capital's Mukherjee Nagar area, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal demanded on Monday an investigation into the incident. The Delhi chief minister also visited the residence of Gramin Seva auto driver who was brutally assaulted on Sunday evening by several Delhi Police personnel. "The manner in which [the driver] was beaten was most brutal and barbaric. I condemn this assault by Delhi Police personnel in the strongest possible words. I appeal to the Lieutenant Governor,

DCP, Police Commissioner, that the policemen responsible for the attack be punished severely. No citizen should have to go through this at the hands of the police," said CM Kejriwal. In light of the rising crime in Delhi, the chief minister said, "The L-G and the Home Minister will have to be very strict about the rising rate of crime in Delhi. This needs to stop. What has happened is highly condemnable and those responsible should not be spared."

Earlier in the morning, CM Arvind Kejriwal had tweeted, "Delhi Police brutality in Mukherjee Nagar is highly condemnable and unjustified. I demand an impartial probe into the whole incident and strict action against the guilty. Protectors of citizens can't be allowed to turn into uncontrolled violent mobsters." In a statement issued by the AAP noted that Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh and MLA Jarnail Singh along with other three MLA had reached the spot last evening immediately after having been informed about the assault by the Police near the Mukherjee Nagar Police Station.

"MP Sanjay Singh and the MLAs stayed there till early hours today morning and appealed to the protestors to maintain calm and stay away from violence. Singh also went to the home of the victim Sarabjeet Singh in the early hours today after having got his medical check-up done. The MP and MLAs also remained stationed at the Police Station till early hours today to effectively put forth the demand of protestors," noted the AAP statement.

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