Singh, who is an AAP MLA from Delhi, was AAP’s party in-charge in Gujarat and was arrested on the charges of extortion in Surat.Early Sunday morning, a team of Delhi Police officials had flown out from the national capital to Surat and arrested Gulab Singh just hours before Arvind Kejriwal was to address a rally there.
Singh has been in and out of Gujarat for past few months and had made himself available at the Umra police station ahead of Delhi Police’s arrival.
सुबह से हल्ला था, पुलिस गिरफ्तार करेगी @GulabMatiala को, पहुँच गए गुलाब भाई गिरफ़्तारी देने। पुलिस हड़बड़ाहट में हैं ऐसा पहली बार हो रहा है— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishraAAP) October 16, 2016
उमरा थाने में है, कमिश्नर साहब से बात हुयी, उन्होंने confirm किया दिल्ली पुलिस @GulabMatiala को रैली से ठीक पहले गिरफ्तार करने आई है 1/n
— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishraAAP) October 16, 2016
He was accompanied by Delhi Tourism minister Kapil Mishra, who later tweeted about his arrest.
Gulab singh arrested hours before historical rally in Surat.— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishraAAP) October 16, 2016
Delhi Police had earlier issued a non-bailable warrant against Gulab Singh for failing to join an investigation with regards to an extortion case involving his associates.