AAP leaders to meet Punjab DGP in Malerkotla desecration case

AAP leaders to meet Punjab DGP in Malerkotla desecration case

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Allegin conspiracy by the SAD-BJP alliance in Punjab, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said its leaders will meet Punjab Director General of Police Suresh Arora on Monday in connection with the desecration of the Quran in Malerkotla town.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator from Mehrauli in Delhi Naresh Yadav, who has been booked by Punjab Police in the desecration case, and party leader Sanjay Singh will meet the DGP.

Yadav was booked in the case after main accused Vijay claimed he was paid Rs 1 crore by Yadav to do so.

The police said they will summon Yadav for questioning.

“We will meet Punjab DGP at 10 a.m. on July 4 in connection with the Malerkotla case. The people of Punjab understand the dirty politics of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) alliance and will give a befitting reply to them,” Singh, the AAP convenor for Punjab, tweeted.

The party leaders said the ruling alliance in Punjab was hatching conspiracies ahead of the 2017 assembly polls.

Singh said: “The Badals have cooked up a false case. If the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) and the VHP (Vishwa Hindu Parishad) worked at the behest of Naresh Yadav, then he (Yadav) is working for (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi and (BJP chief) Amit Shah.”

Meanwhile, Yadav denied the charge in the desecration case and said he was ready to be “hanged” if there was any proof against him.

“It’s a conspiracy. Why would I do such a thing when we know we are winning the elections in Punjab? Everyone knows that the SAD-BJP (alliance) always indulges in communal politics. I’m ready to be hanged if any evidence is found against me,” he said.

Sangrur police have arrested Vijay Kumar, Gaurav and Nand Kishore on charge of desecration of the Quran and said they belonged to right-wing Hindu organisation VHP.

There was arson in Malerkotla on June 24 night after pages of the holy book were found dumped near a drain.

A mob attacked and set Akali Dal MLA Farzana Alam’s home on fire leading to communal tension.

The mob also exchanged gunfire with the police, leaving several injured.

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