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Ashram raids: CM Kejriwal urges L-G to take action

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Published : Dec 25, 2017, 1:14 am IST
Updated : Dec 25, 2017, 1:14 am IST

It is an outcome of a nexus between the police and certain BJP leaders: Mr Singh

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal
 Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has sought lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal’s intervention in ensuring the safety of the girls, who have been recently rescued from facilities being run by a self-styled spiritual leader in the national capital.

“I urge the Hon’ble LG to personally intervene and ensure strict action against ashram and ensure safety of rescued girls. If any policeman acts mala fide, strict action shud be taken against him,” (sic) the chief minister wrote on Twitter.

 

He demanded that if any police personnel was involved in sabotaging the case, action should be taken against such personnel.

Meanwhile, AAP) went a step ahead and alleged a “nexus” between the police and “certain BJP leaders” behind the activities of the controversial ashrams.  

In a press conference, senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh demanded the arrest of Virender Dev Dikshit, who was running the ashrams and many of which have come under the scanner of the police in Uttar Pradesh as well.

“It is an outcome of a nexus between the police and certain BJP leaders. Till now, the fake godman has not been arrested and it is still not known as to how many such centres are being run by him,” Mr Singh said.

 

BJP has rejected the allegations. Delhi BJP spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor said that BJP, like every other political party, follows Indian culture and respects all religions.

“However, trying to associate BJP’s name with the recent exposes relating to the ashram is condemnable.”

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