Arvind Kejriwal put under house arrest by BJP’s Delhi Police, says AAP

Delhi Police has put Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal under house arrest in recent action in regards to the farmers protest going on in the national capital post his visit to the farmers at Singhu Border yesterday, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) tweeted.

“BJP’s Delhi Police has put Hon’ble CM Shri @ArvindKejriwal under house arrest ever since he visited farmers at Singhu Border yesterday. No one has been permitted to leave or enter his residence.”

“CM Kejriwal met farmers at Singhu border yesterday. He had said that we’ll serve them like ‘Sevadars’ and support them. After he returned, Delhi Police barricaded his residence from all sides, putting him in a house-arrest like situation, at the behest of Home Ministry,” said AAP MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj.

AAP’s MLA Akhilesh Pati Tripathi has been denied to meet Kejriwal and the Delhi Police mishandled him, AAP tweeted.

“AAP MLA @akhilesht84 was not allowed to meet CM @ArvindKejriwal who’s under house arrest. MLA Akhilesh Tripathi was manhandled by police. #BJPHouseArrestsKejriwal #आज_भारत_बंद_है”

However, the Delhi Police has denied any allegations of putting the Aam Aadmi Party’s Kejriwal under house arrest. “It is a general deployment to avoid any clash between AAP and any other party. CM has not been put under house arrest,” Anto Alphonse, DCP North, Delhi.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had visited the Singhu border on Monday where thousands of farmers, for days, have been protesting against the Centre’s new farm laws and conducted a check on the arrangements made for them by the city government. This visit came just after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP0 extended its support to the ‘Bharat Bandh’ call on December 8th by the farmer’s organisation.

Arvind Kejriwal was accompanied by his Cabinet ministers and some other MLAs of his party during the brief visit to the Singhu border which is the Delhi-Haryana border.

“I checked the arrangements. We received a lot of pressure to allow the use of stadiums as temporary prisons but we did not give permission and I feel this helped the movement. Since then our party MLAs and ministers have been involved in ensuring that farmers do not face any discomfort,” Kejriwal said.

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