Delhi: AAP MLA Kuldeep Kumar detained as MCD bulldozers roll in Kalyanpuri

An anti-encroachment drive has been launched in East Delhi's Kalyanpuri area to demolish illegal constructions. The demolition drive was carried out by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) under heavy police deployment.

Delhi: AAP MLA Kuldeep Kumar detained as MCD bulldozers roll in Kalyanpuri
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New Delhi: An anti-encroachment drive has been launched in East Delhi's Kalyanpuri area to demolish illegal constructions. The demolition drive was carried out by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) under heavy police deployment.


The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) staged a protest to stop the bulldozer action and later AAP MLA Kuldeep Kumar was taken into custody. The anti-encroachment drive was launched in April by the BJP-ruled civic bodies in several areas of the national capital.




AAP MLA Kuldeep Kumar in custody


Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Kuldeep Kumar was taken into custody by the Delhi Police after he along with party workers protested the anti-encroachment drive in Delhi's Kalyanpuri area. Kumar posted a video on Twitter in which he can be seen being arrested.


"The residents have valid documents, but still their properties are being destroyed without any prior notice. AAP will oppose the anti-encroachment campaign and will not allow injustice to the people," he claimed.


"Today again BJP's hooliganism was seen in Khichdipur, the bulldozer had reached the houses and shops living in the village for years. All the workers of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) opposed it, everyone including me has been picked up and taken to the police station. Will not allow BJP to run hooliganism," he added.




AAP government seeks detailed report from all 3 MCDs over bulldozer action


After the anti-encroachment drive carried out in the national capital Delhi, the AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal-led government in Delhi has sought detailed reports from all the three MCDs, namely North Delhi Municipal Corporation, South Delhi Municipal Corporation and East. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is on an anti-encroachment drive being run in Delhi from April 1.


The Delhi Chief Minister also said that while AAP is against encroachment in Delhi, his government will not tolerate bulldozer action by BJP-ruled civic bodies in the national capital, as it will leave a large number of people 'homeless'.

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