Delhi CM Kejriwal under House Arrest, Says AAP, Delhi Police Deny the Claim

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  • Chief Minister of Delhi visited the Singhu border on Monday to review the facilities provided to the protesting farmers
  • AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj claimed that the CM has been put under house arrest by the Delhi Police

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday alleged the Delhi Police of putting the Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal under house arrest, after he met the farmers protesting against the new agriculture laws at the Singhu Border, to review the facilities provided to them by the city government. Delhi Police has denied the allegation.

AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj, addressing a press conference, has claimed that the Delhi Police has put the Delhi CM under house arrest. “On the direction of the Home Ministry, the Delhi Police has put Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal under house arrest ever since he visited farmers at Singhu Border. No one has been permitted to leave or enter his residence. Our MLAs were beaten. There is heavy barricading and even the housemaid is not being allowed inside his house”, alleged Bhardwaj, adding, “We will all march towards the CM’s residence and ensure that the chief minister is released.”

A senior Delhi Police official refuted, saying – “This is not true. The chief minister can come and go anywhere. We have our security personnel deployed outside his residence. Even last evening, he had come out.” The officer also said, “There is absolutely no restriction on the movement of people. We have deployed our teams there as a precautionary measure to avoid any clash between BJP and AAP members.”

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