AAP's 'inhumane' jab as Arvind Kejriwal denied in-person meeting with wife

AAP leader Sanjay Singh claimed that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been denied an in-person meeting with his wife at the Tihar Jail and can only see each other through a window.
AAP's 'inhumane' jab as Arvind Kejriwal denied in-person meeting with wife
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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh on Saturday claimed that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is currently lodged at the Tihar Jail after his arrest in the liquor policy case, has been denied permission for an in-person meeting with his wife Sunita- and can only meet her through a window. He slammed the move as "inhumane".

Addressing a press conference in Delhi, Sanjay Singh, who was granted bail earlier this month after spending six months in Tihar following his arrest in the same case last October, said that "even dreaded criminals are allowed to have meetings in their barracks".

"But a three-time Chief Minister of Delhi is being made to meet his wife through a window with a glass in between. Why such inhumane behaviour?" he queried.

"They were denied an in-person meeting inside a room, and were only permitted to meet each other through a window," he said, adding that this was being done to "humiliate and break the morale" of the Delhi Chief Minister.

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"Arvind Kejriwal is being tortured at the behest of the Central government and the Prime Minister. He is being deprived of his basic rights."

Sanjay Singh further claimed that a meeting between Arvind Kejriwal and his Punjab counterpart Bhagwant Mann was also cancelled at the last moment.

"Mann and Kejriwal's physical meeting was also denied by Tihar Jail authorities. We have been told that the two Chief Ministers will have to meet through the window as well."

The AAP leader further claimed that the late founder and chairman of Sahara India Pariwar, Subrata Roy had "internet, phone and office facilities in Tihar", while the "Chandra Brothers were allowed to hold regular meetings and also sign files" at the prison premises.

"Why are you so afraid of Arvind Kejriwal?" he asked.

The Enforcement Directorate arrested the Delhi Chief Minister on March 21 in connection to a money laundering case linked to the now-scrapped liquor policy case.

Sanjay Singh's remarks on Saturday came just days after Arvind Kejriwal moved the Supreme Court on Wednesday following the dismissal of a plea challenging his arrest by the Delhi High Court.

The AAP national convenor petition states that his arrest was made "in a motivated manner" and was solely based on subsequent, contradictory and "highly belated statements of co-accused" who have now turned approvers.

It has sought the Chief Minister's release and declaration of his arrest "illegal".

Source: India Today

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