AAP, BJP continue to politicise NDMC law officer's murder

AAP, BJP continue to politicise NDMC law officer's murder

A month after the murder of NDMC law officer M M Khan, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and BJP’s Karan Singh Tanwar continue to politicise Khan’s death.

 While Kejriwal wrote a letter to Lieutanant Governor Najeeb Jung accusing him of shielding New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) Vice Chairperson Tanwar, the BJP leader lashed out at the Chief Minister saying he was hand in glove with the owner of The Connaught hotel on Wednesday.

Rakesh Kakkar, the owner of The Connaught, was arrested in connection with the murder of Khan. The officer was to pass an order on the terms of the hotel’s lease on May 17. He was shot dead a day before that.

Kejriwal accused Jung of “craftily” shielding BJP MP Maheish Girri and Tanwar in connection with Khan’s murder. The police was refrained from interrogating the duo in the case.

Tanwar had earlier written to Jung about removing Khan from the post of a law officer stating that he was behaving in an “arbitrary” and “unjust” manner. He had claimed that Khan was in connivance with other corrupt officers and was acting in an illegal manner.

The Connaught hotel owed the NDMC Rs 140 crore as licence fee. However, Khan’s family members and friends have claimed that there was pressure on him from senior council officials to settle the issue and waive off the licence fee.

“Kejriwal and his party are diverting attention from the main accused Kakkar. He is in connivance with the hotel owner and therefore have not demanded their punishment for once. What is the harm in writing a letter? I had only demanded that an objective approach be taken in dealing with the issue,” said Tanwar.

“But Kejriwal is misinterpreting the letter and making it seem like I am the main accused in the murder,” added Tanwar.

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