New Delhi: Sacked AAP minister Kapil Mishra, who is sitting on a ‘satyagraha’ after leveling graft charges against party chief Arvind Kejriwal, was attacked by an alleged ‘AAP supporter’ on Wednesday evening, reported Times Now.
Mishra was at his residence, where he is holding a hunger strike, when he was attacked by a young man who claims to be an AAP supporter. The assailant repeatedly slapped Mishra before being restrained by bystanders. The young man has been taken into police custody. Mishra has blamed the AAP for the attack on his person.
The former minister had claimed to have witnessed Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal accepting Rs 2 crore in bribe from health minister Satyendar Jain last week. He had then filed a complaint with the Anti Corruption Branch in this regard. Following this stunning allegation, Mishra was suspended from the AAP’s primary membership.
Continuing his salvo against the party’s top leadership, Mishra had lodged three FIRs with the CBI – first on the cash deal between Satyendra Jain and Arvind Kejriwal, second on how Jain has benefited close relatives of Arvind Kejriwal in illegal land deals, and the third FIR on illegal use of funds on foreign by senior party leaders. AAP has dismissed his allegations as absurd and unsubstantiated.
Earlier in the day, Mishra began his hunger strike, demanding that AAP leaders disclose the details of funding for their foreign tours. “I’m sitting on a satyagraha till I get clarification on details of international travel expenses of some senior AAP leaders,” the former minister said, and further alleged that details of the foreign trips by AAP leaders would reveal a lot about alleged corruption by them.