Complaint against AAP leader Ashutosh for defending sacked minister

ashutosh-blog-protest-pti Delhi Congress leaders staging a dharna at Rajghat in protest against Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashutosh for his comparison of tainted ex-Minister Sandeep Kumar with Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru in his blog, in New Delhi on Monday | PTI

Delhi Police has registered a complaint against AAP leader Ashutosh for his remarks in his blog in defence of sacked AAP minister Sandeep Kumar facing the charge of rape.

The complaint filed at Jyoti Nagar Police Station in northeast Delhi has demanded police send Ashutosh for a "mental check up" and register a case against him under appropriate law.

Complainant Subodh Jain, RTI activist and former journalist, said Ashutosh's argument in defence of Sandeep Kumar that it was a matter of his "personal life" is a sign of his "warped mindset".

"Now that the debauchery of his own party leader has been exposed Ashuotosh's argument of private life and his questioning of Mahatma Gandhi's character is a sign of his warped mindset," Jain said in his complaint.

The complainant further added that Ashutosh's "low-grade" argument has "deeply hurt" him as well as a large number of people in the country and all over the world.

Ashutosh in a blog had referred to the reported relationships of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru with women to defend Kumar over the "objectionable" CD showing him in a compromising position with a woman and claimed that he was sacked as a minister for "perception management".

"We have received the complaint against Ashutosh and it is being looked into for further action. No case has been registered so far," said a senior police officer.

Ashutosh has come under sharp attack from Opposition parties as well as some AAP leaders, who have criticised his blog in support of Kumar drawing parallels with Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Sandeep Kumar's PA detained

Meanwhile, Delhi Police on Monday detained sacked Delhi minister Sandeep Kumar's personal assistant after the AAP leader alleged that he was "blackmailing" him and "threatening to destroy his public image".

Praveen Kumar, who is Kumar's PA, was detained from Delhi Secretariat this morning, police said.

"As of now, we have detained him for questioning from Delhi Secretariat," said DCP(Outer) Vikramjeet Singh.

During questioning by police, Sandeep had claimed innocence alleging that Praveen had "tried to blackmail" him and "threatened to harm his public image".

On Sunday, police had conducted searches at the residence of the minister and his acquaintances.

Sandeep, arrested on charges of rape, was remanded in three-day police custody on Monday by a court.

On Saturday, the woman, who purportedly figured in the "objectionable" CD that led to the sacking of Sandeep by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, filed a rape case against the former minister.

Thereafter, the minister surrendered at the office of DCP (Outer)and was arrested.

Sandeep has also been suspended from primary membership of Aam Aadmi Party.

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