Delhi Police today gave clean chit to BJP MP Maheish Girri and NDMC vice-chairman Karan Singh Tanwar saying the investigators have not come across any evidence against them in the probe into the murder of NDMC estate officer M M Khan.
On May 16, Khan was shot dead a day before he was scheduled to pass the final order on the lease terms of hotel ‘The Connaught’ which was functioning on a property leased by the civic body. Police arrested the owner of hotel, Ramesh Kakkar, and five others in connection with the murder.
“In the investigation so far we have not come across any evidence against Kanwar Singh Tanwar and Maheish Girri,” Special Commissioner of Police (Law & Order/South) P Kamraj said.
A senior official added that their names had emerged during the course of investigation, but there was no evidence against them.
This was met with sharp criticism from the AAP saying the Delhi Police should not act as “spokesperson” for the BJP leaders.
The party’s Delhi unit convenor Dilip Pandey demanded Tanwar and Girri should first be arrested and their call records probed.
“Till now the Delhi Police has probed the role of extortion very well. But you (police) don’t have to give the BJP leaders a clean chit from your side. Karan Singh Tanwar does not become innocent if the Delhi gives him a clean chit,” Pandey said.
“A cover letter to LG office was also forwarded by Maheish Girri, who had also taken Ramesh Kakkar (the main accused in Khan’s murder) to the LG office,” Pandey claimed.
In response to AAP’s allegations, Girri had challenged Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for a public debate over his allegations in Khan’s murder.
He dared Kejriwal to prove the charges or quit politics.
Today, Tanwar also threatened to sue AAP leaders over the allegations.
“AAP has played dirty politics to trap me in M M Khan’s murder and police’s clean chit has proved that. I will file civil and criminal cases against those who have conspired to defame me and my party,” Tanwar said.
Kejriwal, in his letter to Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, had accused him of “saving” Girri and Tanwar in connection with Khan’s murder case.
The Delhi CM went on to allege that Jung has “beautifully” saved the two from questioning by police which, he said, must have “pleased” Modi.