The Aam Aadmi Party, on Thursday, alleged that the family of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was attacked at the leader's official residence by “BJP goons” with the protection of Delhi Police, and accused Home Minister Amit Shah of orchestrating the assault.
AAP MLA Atishi took to Twitter to accuse Shah of sending “BJP gundas” to the deputy chief minister's residence. She attached a video with the tweet, which she claimed was the CCTV footage of the attack, and said it clearly showed the Delhi Police standing aside and letting the attackers enter Sisodia's home. Sisodia was not at home at the time of the incident, Atishi said. As per the video, the recording is of December 7 and the time displayed is 12:08 pm.
“This is a #BlackDay in Delhi's political history that the Home Minister is now using his party goons and @DelhiPolice to attack the family of @AamAadmiParty leader and DyCM @msisodia in his absence from his residence. Is this how @AmitShah will resolve political differences?” she tweeted.
Attack orchestrated on the family of DyCM @msisodia in the late morning today by @AmitShah - who sent BJP gundas with protection of @DelhiPolice to the DyCM’s residence.— Atishi (@AtishiAAP) December 10, 2020
CCTV footage clearly shows @DelhiPolice standing aside and letting BJP goons enter DyCM’s home pic.twitter.com/2QYv2a9gjy
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted to say that he strongly condemned the “systematic, organised and violent attack on Dy CM Sh Manish Sisodia's home. The goons entered his house in police presence when he was away.” He asked: “Why is the BJP getting so desperate by the day in Delhi?”
Delhi Police have arrested six people for allegedly trespassing and forcibly entering Sisodia's residence.
The purported incident and the AAP's allegations come in the backdrop of a heightened volley of attacks between the BJP and the AAP with regard to the farmers' protests at the capital's borders.
Kejriwal has claimed that the BJP-ruled Centre was upset with his government over its refusal to allow Delhi Police to convert stadia in the capital into temporary jails to house the protesting farmers.
Besides, on December 8, on the day of Bharat Bandh called by the farmer and backed by the opposition parties, Kejriwal and his party claimed that he was kept in virtual house arrest and was not allowed to leave his official residence to go to the site of the farmers' protest.