A man, allegedly a youth wing leader of the Aam Aadmi Party, was on Sunday for robbing a man of Rs 25 lakh and other valuables along with his associates, police informed.
One of those arrested, Najeeb (25) is allegedly the president of the AAP youth wing in Jaffrabad. However, the party rejected of having any connection with him.
The incident happened on March 12 in Jaffrabad. The victim alleged that he was robbed of his bag containing Rs 25 lakh, a mobile phone and other documents at gunpoint, police said.
A passerby also sustained gunshot injuries as the gang members fires shots. One of the accused was caught by passersby from the spot, police said. His associates including Najeeb, who manged to escape from the spot, were later arrested.
Police have recovered Rs 16,06,000, a country-made pistol, a motorcycle stolen by them.
“They have revealed their involvement in more than 20 other cases of robberies and snatching in the areas of Civil Lines, Bada Hindu Rao, Pushta Usmanpur, Seelampur, Jaffrabad and Dilshad Garden,” a police officer said.
Further investigation is going on in the matter.
Reacting over the incident, Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari said that reported arrest of Aam Aadmi Party's youth leader Najeeb and his accomplices over alleged robbery prove that AAP has become an abode of anti-social elements.
Tiwari said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal owes an explanation to the people of Delhi as to what action he is taking against Najeeb and several party MLAs accused of serious charges including Sandeep Kumar, Sharad Chauhan, Rajesh Rishi, Somnath Bharti and Amanatullah Khan.