Igniting the controversy over Delhi police constable Subhash Chand Tomar's death, Swamy on Tuesday, Dec 25 tweeted, "Manish Sisodia who asked for bail for all 8 arrested for death of the cop is a known Naxalite."
Sisodia, one of the close aides of Arvind Kejriwal, submitted the bail bond of the eight accused who were arrested allegedly for beating and hurting Tomar.
According to sources, Tomar received severe injuries while a group of men attacked him during the anti-gangrape protest near India Gate in Delhi on Sunday, Dec 23. Later he succumbed to his injuries in a hospital on Tuesday.
Swamy's remark calling Sisodia a naxalite surfaced just a day after Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde's controversial statement against the protesters.
Shinde on Monday drew flak after comparing young protesters to Maoists. The home minister was quoted as saying, "It's very easy to say that the Home Minister should go meet protesters there. Tomorrow if BJP workers demonstrate or if Maoists demonstrate with weapons, will I go and meet them too?"
Pointing out that they were merely demanding justice for the victim of the Delhi gangrape, the protesters said that Shinde should not have drawn a parallel between them and the violent adherents of Maoism.
The violent clashes that broke out in Delhi in the wake of a brutal gangrape in a moving bus in the national capital on December 16 left over 140 people injured. All six accused have been arrested. The victim has been battling for her life at Safdarjung Hospital in the national capital.