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Cops receive five complaints from AAP, one from BJP

Cops receive five complaints from AAP, one from BJP

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Monday said it has received a total of six complaints from both the Bharatiya Janata Party and Aam Aadmi Party over the scuffle during the inauguration of the Signature Bridge on Sunday.

It is alleged that Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari had reached the event uninvited, after which AAP leader Amanatullah Khan reported pushed Tiwari during the inauguration ceremony.

Khan, the AAP MLA from Okhla, later claimed that he was actually preventing Tiwari from climbing the stage and disrupting the event.

Till Monday evening, Delhi Police received five complaints from AAP supporters and one from a BJP supporter, demanding action against each other.

"We have received six complaints from both sides. Action would be taken after we analyse the complaints," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (North East) Atul Thakur.

Meanwhile, Khan said, "When he (Manoj Tiwari) was trying to climb the stage, I stopped him, I did not push him. It was obvious from his actions that if he was successful in climbing the stage, he would have misbehaved or attacked the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister."

Tiwari had been captured on cameras flailing his hands at Delhi Police officers, who tried to restrain him from getting directly involved with AAP supporters.

Meanwhile, Delhi Police is yet to comment on whether it will take any action against Tiwari. "The basic point of dispute was that the Tiwari wanted to get on the stage, being his constituency, whereas the organisers did not want him," a senior police officer said.

Zafar Abbas

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