New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party MLA Akhilesh Tripathi has been accused of assaulting two men in Northwest Delhi. According to police officials, Tripathi on Wednesday allegedly assaulted two men in the Ashok Vihar area and they have been admitted to the hospital. Police added that the AAP legislator assaulted the men after one of them complained about sewage problem.
According to a PTI report, On Wednesday evening around 4:30 pm, Ashok Vihar police station received information regarding a physical assault near Lal bagh.
Victim says Akhilesh Tripathi hit him with a brick
A police team rushed to the spot. During the inquiry, it was revealed that Akhilesh Tripathi, AAP MLA from Model Town Constituency, assaulted Guddu Halwai and Mukesh Babu and they were shifted to BJRM hospital in Jahangirpuri, Deputy Commissioner of Police (northwest) Usha Rangnani said.
Police noted the statements of the victims. Halwai said that he met Tripathi at a function alongside a railway line near Jailor Wala Bagh, Ashok Vihar, where he was providing catering services.
During the function, he complained about sewage problems in the area. The MLA got angry and hit him on the head with a brick, the PTI report quoted DCP as he revealed Halwai’s statement to the media.
Babu, a relative of Halwai, tried to mediate but he was too was assaulted by Tripathi. Halwai sustained an injury on the left side of the head while Babu has no external injury. The police have registered a case against Tripathi and have started the investigation.
AAP MLA calls complaint ‘politically motivated’
Akhilesh Tripathi, however, has denied all the allegations and dubbed the lodging of the case against him as “politically motivated”. He alleged that the police have lodged the case against him based on a statement of the person (complaint), “who was in an inebriated condition so much so much so that he was not even able to stand properly on his feet”.
“This is a dirty politics that the BJP is playing against me. I condemn it,” the AAP MLA said.
The sewer about which the complainant has talked about is yet to become operational. “So where is the question of it being damaged or not being operational comes?” he said.
“I feel after coming back to his senses, he (the complainant) would realise that he gave a wrong statement,” he added.