BJP lawmaker files police complaint against AAP member

New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Delhi’s Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta, of the BJP, on Friday complained to Delhi Police that AAP lawmaker Sharad Chauhan had made remarks inside the house threatening to kill him.

However, Speaker Ram Niwas Goel told police not to take any action in the matter as it pertained to proceedings in the house.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia raised the issue in the assembly, saying he had got information that Gupta had made a complaint against Chauhan with police after walking out of the house.

Sisodia said the way the Bharatiya Janata Party legislator had made the complaint should be treated as contempt and that the issue should have been raised in the house.

Agreeing, the Speaker said: “Yes it is matter of contempt.”

There was heated exchange of words between Gupta and Chauhan when the house was discussing the issue of a sex video allegedly involving sacked Delhi minister Sandeep Kumar.

Gupta later filed a complaint with Civil Lines Police. Police said they have received a complaint.

Gupta also wrote to Goel asking him to file an FIR against Chauhan.

“As you (the Speaker) and all the ministers and MLAs present in the assembly are the witness that today (Friday) at around 7.40 p.m. I was threatened by MLA Sharad Chauhan that he will kill me by cutting me into pieces. Therefore it is apprehended that there is serious danger to my life,” Gupta said in his letter.

“It is, therefore, requested that as Speaker of the Delhi Vidhan Sabha, you must file an FIR against Sharad Chauhan so that police could take necessary action to safe guard my life and take appropriate action against Chauhan,” he added.

An Aam Aadmi Party legislator from Narela, Chauhan was released on bail last month after being arrested in connection with the suicide of woman party worker Soni. Soni committed suicide on July 19 after being allegedly harassed by a person named Ramesh Bhardwaj who was said to be Chauhan’s supporter.

–IANS

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