A team of Punjab Police was dispatched to Delhi today to arrest AAP MLA Naresh Yadav who has been booked in connection with the alleged Malerkotla sacrilege incident on June 24.
“A team of police has been sent to Delhi to arrest the AAP MLA,” Punjab Police, IG (Patiala Zone), Paramraj Singh Umra Nangal said.
Yadav was booked under relevant sections of the IPC after one of the accused, Vijay Kumar, arrested in connection with the incident, claimed he had done it at the behest of the AAP MLA. The Punjab police has already questioned the AAP MLA twice in connection with the incident.
The MLA was booked under various sections of IPC including 109 (punishment for abatement if the act abetted is committed in consequence and where no express provision is made for its punishment), 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth etc and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony), 295 injury or defiling place of worship with an intent to insult the religion of any class).
Police had claimed Vijay had even met the MLA before the incident and calls were also exchanged between them. The Mehrauli MLA and his party have denied the charges and alleged it was a “political conspiracy” to malign the party’s image ahead of Assembly polls in Punjab.