Arvind Kejriwal faces 'rogue' Congress MLA's attack in public

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Updated: Jan 31 2014, 18:17pm hrs
A press conference by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was today disrupted by a Congress MLA demanding appointment of a Special Investigation Team to probe the 2008 Batla House encounter.

Asif Mohammed Khan, MLA from Okhla constituency, barged into the press conference at Delhi Secretariat and started shouting slogans against AAP after Arvind Kejriwal, in reply to a question, said that Delhi Government would not form an SIT to investigate the encounter.

Earlier, Arvind Kejriwal said a court has already given its verdict in the case and government respected the judicial process.

"A court has already given its verdict in the case and we respect the court order. We are not appointing any SIT into the case," Arvind Kejriwal said.

Almost immediately after Arvind Kejriwal's remark, Khan barged into the venue of the press conference and started shouting slogans. The Chief Minister's security tried to stop Khan but he kept shouting.

Delhi Government had yesterday decided on a probe by an SIT into the 1984 anti-Sikh riots here, two days after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said some of the partymen were probably involved in the violence but were punished.

Khan said he will not extend support to the AAP government in any legislative business and does not care if Congress takes disciplinary action against him.

Last year, a trial court had convicted suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorist Shahzad Ahmed in the Batla House encounter case and sentenced him to life imprisonment.