Oct 222012

The injured Kejriwal’s supporters had been admitted to hospital after being baton charged by police outside the Delhi residence of Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for protesting against the latter’s move to allegedly favour and facilitate Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi’s son in law Robert Vadra and realty major DLF on land deals.

The protesters had gathered to protest against the swift transfer of senior bureaucrat Ashok Khemka for inspecting all relevant documents registered in the land transactions of Vadra.

Khemka has asked the Deputy Commissioners-cum-Registrars of the four districts of Gurgaon, Faridabad, Palwal and Mewat to inspect all documents registered from January 1, 2005 till date by or on behalf of Robert Vadra and his companies or associates.

The transfer orders came at a time, when Kejriwal, had declared about the launch of a political party and is all set to name it in November, accused DLF of arranging favourable loans and real estate transactions for Vadra. The claims were detailed in a document posted on the web site of IAC.

Lying on a stretcher with injuries, a protester Ajay said that police severely baton charged the activists and also abused them.

“During our protest, police started baton charging us. They abused us and hit us badly. Who is responsible for this? We were protesting against the land deal in which Robert Vadra is involved. What conclusion does Bhupinder Singh Hooda have for the illegal land which had been given to Vadra?” said Ajay.

Irate Kejriwal argued with the policemen to get inside the hospital and showed discomfort over the treatment of his supporters in the hospital in which they were taken after the protest.

“These people would go from here because we don’t trust you for their treatment. We would treat them in our hospital. You cannot force us. Firstly you hit them then you won’t even allow us to treat them?” said Kejriwal

Kejriwal alleged that Haryana government was favouring Vadra and prominent corporate houses like the DLF and Reliance.

The allegations levelled by IAC have further damaged the dwindling credibility of Manmohan Singh’s Congress-led federal government, embroiled in a series of corruption charges after multiple exposes in recent years. (ANI)

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