Sibal seeks FIRs against policemen

2 youths picked up from Jamia Nagar freed now

In an apparent attempt to woo Muslims voters, Union minister and Congress candidate from Chandni Chowk constituency Kapil Sibal on Monday demanded registration of FIRs against policemen who picked up two youths from Jamia Nagar area for investigating their alleged terror link. 

Sibal said he will serve as a lawyer for the youths. His remarks come after massive protests in Jamia Nagar and adjacent areas against detention of Ammar Yasar and Abdul Wahid, following the arrest of four Indian Mujahideen suspects in Rajasthan.

The two youths were later released by police. “What happened to the two youths of Jamia Nagar area was completely wrong and we will not tolerate this. This incident should be probed. I have asked senior officials about the incident,” he said.

“If nothing has been done in this case, my two sons are lawyers, they will pursue the matter in the court,” he added.

At a press conference at his Teen Murti Marg residence, Sibal lashed out at BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and accused him of sidelining his seniors.

Taking a dig over BJP’s veteran leader Jaswant Singh’s resignation and reports about L K Advani being sidelined, Sibal said, “Can a person who has sidelined his top party leaders, who had been his seniors for more than 25 years, become the Prime Minister of India? How can anyone trust him when he is not faithful to his seniors?”

“One man can never run a government in India. It’s unconstitutional. Then why is the BJP claiming Abki Baar Modi Sarkar (Modi government this time)? There can be a government of a party or an alliance. How can there be a government of one person in India?” he added.

Sibal also claimed that hundreds of Congress workers who had joined the Aam Aadmi Party during the last Assembly elections are returning to the party.

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