AAP files police complaint against V K Singh over dog remark

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New Delhi, Oct 23: Aam Aadmi Party today filed a police complaint against Union minister V K Singh over his controversial "dog" remark on the Dalit killing in Faridabad and demanded that an FIR be registered against him under the SC/ST Act.

Party legislators Saurabh Bhardwaj, Vishesh Ravi, Rakhi Birla, Hajarilal Chauhan and spokesperson Ashutosh met police officials at Central Delhi's Prasad Nagar police station in this regard.

Dog remark: Complaint against V K Singh

"The police told us that they will first inquire into the complaint," Bhardwaj said. Ashutosh alleged that Singh's remarks amounted to a violation of the SC/ST Act and said that the police "assured" the delegation of conducting an investigation into the matter that has snowballed into a major political row.

"The police told us that they need to take permission from the higher-ups as filing any case under the SC/ST Act requires approval from a DCP-rank officer," Ashutosh said, adding that Singh's status as a minister should not "affect it".

He also rubbished the minister's clarification as an after-thought in view of the Bihar polls. Singh had insisted a controversy has been created out of "unconnected sentences". "BJP and RSS are inherently anti-Dalit and anti-minorities and that's why such statements are being issued," Ashutosh said.

PTI 

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