Four defacement FIRs against AAP candidate Gulab Singh Yadav

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Defacement charges against AAP candidate
New Delhi, Oct 7: Crying foul at the defacement charges against two party workers of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that the Delhi police was targeting his party for no reason.

Earlier, AAP members had alleged that the Delhi police was purposely targeting the party by pulling down their banners and hoardings ahead of the Assembly polls.

The Delhi police in their defense said that 'there are a total of 18 FIRs under the Delhi Prevention of Defacement of Property Act, 2007 at Najafgargh police station. Of this, four were against Gulab Singh Yadav, AAP candidate from Matiala, while the other FIRs were were against people belonging to the Congress, BJP and SP. Mukesh Kumar Dagar, AAP candidate from Najafgarh too has been booked under the act.

Two AAP candidates have been booked for defacement of public property

"There would be action wherever there is violation of the Act," said a senior police official. The candidates have been registered under various sections of the Delhi Prevention of Defacement of Property Act, 2007.

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, tweeted about the 'wrong doings of the Delhi police and said that only his party was being targeted'.

Earlier, AAP had stuck their party posters on the autos, that were eventually pulled down by the Delhi police. Even their banners met the same fate, but the police officials justified that they were not targeting AAP and that BJP and Congress party posters and banners were also pulled down.

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