Delhi Police Seize 9 Posters Addressed to the Prime Minister, Who are being sent out of the Vaccine
- by Nandini-Sain
- May 24, 2021 15:26
Police said the four arrests made on Thursday were from Kalayanpuri in East Delhi, and that the men were pasting placards on behalf of AAP councilor Drirender Kumar.
DELHI police on Thursday arrested nine people for allegedly posting placards criticizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi over a Covid vaccination campaign and placing 10 FIRs in several states over the issue.
On Friday, in contrast, Delhi Police Crime Branch visited the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) office to inquire about its supervisor, Srinivas BV, who has been at the forefront of efforts to help Covid, over allegations of "illegal distribution of Covid drugs, etc."
Police said the four arrests made on Thursday were from Kalayanpuri in East Delhi, and that the men were pasting placards on behalf of AAP councilor Drirender Kumar. When police said Kumar's alleged role would be considered, the councilor said he was unaware of any such allegations against him.
The chief executive said they had received information that posters bearing the words "Modi Ji humare bachon ki vaccine Videsh Kyon bhej diya (Why did you send our children's vaccines abroad?)." Were passed in many places in Delhi.
"By participating in this, all police officers in the district were notified and warned of staff being beaten. As a result, ten vehicles have been registered, and the police are still heavily registered after receiving complaints," he said.
The officer said one MOTO was installed, and four were arrested in the East region. There were also three FIRs and two arrests in the North East region, one MOTO and one arrest in the North, one MOTO and two arrests in Dwarka, two FIRs in Rohini, and one MOTO each in the central and western regions.
DCP (Eastern Province) candidate Sanjay Sehrawat said the protesters arrested four people - Dalip Lal (35), Shivam Dubey (27), Rahul Tyagi (24), and Rajeev Kumar (19) - of Kalananpuri.
"A VEHICLE under section 3 of the Demolition Protection Act, 3 Press, and Registration of Books Act, 51 (1) (b) and 54 DDMA, 188, 269, and 34 of the IPC is registered against them. About 860 placards and 20 banners were recovered. When questioned, they said the AAP councilor had asked them to attach all the posters. We confirm the allegations, and the investigation is ongoing," said DCP.
Meanwhile, police inquiries about Shinivas have drawn a solid response to Congress, accusing the Center of humiliating those helping people during the disaster. Police said they were acting on the orders of the Delhi High Court and had previously contacted AAP member Dilip Pandey about the same matter.
The petitioner in the Delhi High Court has nominated BJP MPs Gautam Gambhir and Sujay Vikhe, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and Congressman MUKSH Sharma.
In his complaint, Deepak Singh, chairman of the non-profit Hrudaya Foundation, sought a CBI investigation into allegations of "mafia-nexus medical" claims and the illegal distribution of Covid drugs by politicians.
However, the court on May 4 rejected the prayer and asked Singh to approach the Delhi Police Commission. The court also asked the state to file a report within a week and count the case to be heard on May 17.
"If these incidents are found to be in Delhi, the Delhi police must take appropriate action on the registration of the FIR," the bench separating Judge Vipin Sanghi and Judge Rekha Palli ordered the order.
Following a court order, the Crime Branch team was asked by Police Commissioner S Shrivastava to investigate. At the time, Delhi police spokesman Chinmoy Biswal had said that "following the orders of the Hon'ble High Court, an investigation was conducted into several concerned individuals."
Last month, Srinivas was at the forefront of efforts to help the Covids, especially in the national capital, with his team of volunteers responding to numerous SOS messages from people, hospitals, and even ambassadors especially seeking cylinders and oxygen beds.
Speaking to The Indian Express, Srinivas said: "(The police) have told us that someone has applied to the High Court. They wanted to know if we were arranging oxygen, medicine… and explaining everything to them. We do nothing wrong. We have nothing to hide. The team also supports us."
Congress head of communications Randeep Surjewala has accused the institution of pursuing "dharma attacks and not raj dharma." "Is it a crime to provide oxygen in times of crisis? Is it a crime to help a patient who dies with Remdesivir? Is hospital bedding and ventilation a crime? Is it a crime to feed the needy?" He asked.
Meanwhile, former MP Shahid Siddiqui tweeted: "On Eid day, an inspector from the crime department came to ask how I got 2 Remsidivir injections from @piyankagandhi & @MukeshSharmaMLA my wife. So they spend taxpayers' money asking how someone helped and not why people are dying from drug shortages and O2."
BJP MP Gambhir, who had distributed free Fabiflu pills in his office last month, retaliated against the Opposition. "Opponents should not get involved in politics unnecessarily. Delhi police have requested a response from us and provided us with all the details. I will continue to serve Delhi and its people to the best of my ability," Gambhir, a former Indian cricketer, said on Twitter.
Upon hearing a separate application against AAP member Imran Hussain for "unreasonable distribution" and "collection" of oxygen cylinders, the court ruled that there was no restriction on the distribution of cylinders. However, the court said it would not be allowed if medical oxygen was obtained from re-fillers otherwise provided to hospitals, nursing homes, and individuals by the Delhi government.