AAP MLA booked for beating NDMC worker fails to join probe

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party MLA Surinder Singh who has been booked for allegedly beating and manhandling a worker of New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), failed to join police probe today.

“He was called for questioning at 11.30 am today but he did not come. We have summoned him again for questioning tomorrow at 12 noon,” said a senior police officer.

The MLA and his companions had allegedly beaten and manhandled a beldar of NDMC Mukesh who was part of a team that was conducting a routine check of encroachment in Tughlaq Road area on August 4.

Sanitary Inspector R J Meena said the NDMC team was acting against a vendor for encroachment when the MLA arrived and started arguing in favour of him and later beat up Mukesh alongwith his men.

A case was registered against Singh and two other persons under various sections of the IPC and SC/ST Act, on Meena’s complaint.

An ACP level officer is supervising the probe into the incident.

Despite several attempts, Singh could not be reached for comments.

AAP leader Ashutosh defended his colleague and alleged that “fake” cases were being registered against party MLAs and functionaries.

“While facing bullet of terrorists Commando Surinder did not think that one day he has to face his own police. Latest victim of MODI police Commando Surinder has fought terrorists during Mumbai attack 26/11. He fought for mother land. Is it not fascism? Everyday fake cases registered against AAP MLAs, functionaries and officers. Even 26/11 fighter is not spared,” he said.