Stone pelters target Congress MLA's home

Legislator says he suspects AAP workers

Unidentified miscreants pelted stones at the house of Congress MLA Jai Kishan, who hails from north east Delhi’s Sultanpur Majra, late on Friday.

Though nobody was injured, window panes of the house and Kishan’s SUV were damaged. Kishan alleges that the attack may have been carried out by local Aam Aadmi Party volunteers.

On Thursday,  Jai Kishan was also seen going to the Vidhan Sabha armed with some ginger, a blade and matchsticks.

The 55-year-old five-time MLA had placed a chunk of ginger on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s table. In December last year, Kishan was also caught on camera criticising and abusing Arvind Kejriwal.

In his statement to police, Kishan, a resident of Raj Park Block-A in Sultanpuri, claimed he was at home when the attack took place at around midnight.

“I had just entered the house when three-four men started pelting stones, breaking window panes in the process. My Mitsubishi Pajero car is also damaged. My 13-year-old neighbour saw the attackers fleeing towards a nearby drain,” Kishan told Deccan Herald.

He further claims to have received threatening phone calls from Aligarh and Chandigarh immediately after the stone pelting.

Kishan also alleges that former Education Minister Manish Sisodia had been threatening him for the past few days.

“I had met Sisodia after the controversy at the Vidhan Sabha on Friday to invite him to my son’s wedding. But he was rude and told me that I will have to pay for the misbehaviour in Vidhan Sabha,” he added.

A case under Indian Penal Code has been registered with Sultanpuri police station. Jai Kishan had defeated Sandeep Kumar of AAP in the state assembly elections by a margin of 1,112 votes.

Kishan claims that he was also attacked on December 27, 2013, and on November 26, 2013. Separate cases were filed over the attacks, but no arrests have been made.

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