Mainpuri Superintendent of Police Shalabh Mathur said that a first information report (FIR) was lodged against Louise Khurshid and ten other persons on various charges including attempt to murder, dacoity and loot. The FIR was lodged on the basis of the complaint filed by Vivek Yadav, president of the AAP district unit, today.
Yadav was thrashed when he along and some party colleagues showed black flags to the External Affairs Minister's wife who was attending an eye camp at the district hospital.
Prakash Pradhan, Yadav's Congress counterpart, has sought to turn the tables on the AAP man by accusing him of snatching mobile phones from Congress workers and attacking them. Pradhan has named Yadav in his FIR. Police are investigating the clash between the two groups.
It is noteworthy that erstwhile members of India Against Corruption had slammed both Salman Khurshid and Louise for cheating the differently-abled. Citing a sting operation done by the Aaj Tak channel, AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal charged that the Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust run by Louise used forget affidavits to secure huge grants from the Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry.
Kejriwal also questioned the Trust's claim of conducting several camps for the differently-abled in distrcts across Uttar Pradesh. He pointed out that some of the supposed beneficiaries had not received any aid whatsoever. Salman Khurshid refuted the charges but subsequently issued a veiled threat to Kejriwal.
Kejriwal responded by stating: "Mr Salman Khurshid has threatened me. The language that he has used does not suit the Law Minister of the country. Killing me won't help as the whole country has woken up. Hundreds of other Kejriwals will rise. Rather than threatening like this, it would be better that Congress sensed the anger of the people and took some concrete steps against corruption."