Four metro stations shut down due to AAP’s ‘dharna’

New Delhi, Jan. 20: Four metro stations have been shut down in the capital due to Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) ‘dharna’ which is to take place outside Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde’s office, demanding action against the Delhi Police on Monday.

The party is demanding action against Delhi Police personnel for alleged dereliction of duty.

Party leader Sanjay Singh made it clear yesterday that AAP will stage the protest if no action is taken against the police officers.

Mr Kejriwal, accompanied by Cabinet colleagues Manish Sisodia, Somnath Bharti and Rakhi Birla, had met Mr Shinde on Friday and demanded suspension of the “guilty” policemen by 10 AM today, failing which they would protest in front of the Home Ministry’s office.

AAP is demanding the suspension of the station house officers (SHO) of Sagarpur and Malviya Nagar police stations and two assistant commissioners of police.

As Delhi is not a full-fledged state, the Delhi Police does not report to the city government. It is controlled by the Union Home Ministry.

On Friday, AAP leaders’ met Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and lodged a formal complaint against the Delhi Police.

AAP leader and PWD Minister Manish Sisodia said that his party has demanded the suspension of the four cops. Delhi Police has submitted a report to Jung, complaining about the “interfering” behaviour of two Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ministers – Women and Child Welfare Minister Rakhi Birla, Law Minister Somnath Bharti – in police investigation.

The Lt. Governor has asked retired judge, B.L. Garg to head an inquiry body in the matter. Judge Garg has been asked to submit his report within 30 days. (ANI)