Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday claimed Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s residence was “attacked by BJP goons”.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, whom the party alleged Tuesday had been placed under “house arrest” after visiting farmers protesting the centre’s new farm laws, tweeted (and tagged Defence Minister Rajnath Singh) that “in a democracy it is worrying to target political leaders”.
Mr Kejriwal called on Mr Singh and the centre (to whom Delhi Police reports) to “thoroughly investigate the incident” and ensure that responsibility for the alleged security lapse is fixed.
Both Mr Sisodia and AAP leader Atishi posted videos of the alleged “violent attack” on Twitter.
आज बीजेपी के गुंडे मेरी ग़ैरमौजूदगी में मेरे घर के दरवाज़े तोड़कर अंदर घुस गए और मेरे बीवी बच्चों पर हमला करने की कोशिश की. @AmitShah जी आज आप दिल्ली में राजनीति में हार गए तो अब इस तरह से हमें निपटाएँगे? pic.twitter.com/aDwjz6DR3B
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) December 10, 2020
The videos showed a mob of men marching up to Mr Sisodia’s residence and forcing their way past several policemen, at least one of whom can be seen carrying a gun.
The Delhi BJP has refuted the allegations, saying their protest was peaceful.
Delhi Police has yet to comment on the incident.