Fourth case filed over AAP protest

New Delhi, Jan 23: One more case has been filed over Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s 32-hour protest in the capital that led to several violent scuffles between Aam Aadmi Party supporters and police, taking the number of cases to four.

The latest first information report (FIR) was lodged at the Parliament Street police station Wednesday following a complaint from women teachers who said protesters near Rail Bhavan attacked, harassed and misbehaved with them.

The case was registered under section 323 (causing hurt), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 341 and 342 (wrongful restraint and confinement) of the Indian Penal Code against unknown people, police said.

With this, a total of four FIRs have so far been registered in connection with Kejriwal’s protest demanding suspension of five Delhi Police officers.

Two FIRs were registered Monday for violating section 144 of the CrPC while the third was filed Tuesday under section 186 (obstructing a public servant in discharge of duty) and 333 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt to deter public servant from duty) of IPC.

However, Kejriwal was not directly named in any of the FIRs.

Police sources said Kejriwal’s name can be added in the category of accused while filing the charge sheet.

A police officer said the complainants will be shown video footage of the entire protest so that they can identify people who had allegedly misbehaved with them and passed lewd comments on them.

Police said they were in the process of collecting footage of more than 155 CCTV cameras installed around the protest venue.

IANS