The spat between NDMC vice-chairman Karan Singh Tanwar and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal over the murder of NDMC official M.M. Khan is getting uglier by the day.
The AAP has alleged that Tanwar had threatened the 57-year-old estate officer with dire consequences, a few days before his murder. The party also demanded his arrest and a probe over his “complicity” with the murderers.
Following attacks by AAP, Tanwar said:
Mohammed Moin Khan, a lawyer and an assistant legal advisor with NDMC, was shot dead a day before he was scheduled to pass the final order on the lease terms of hotel The Connaught, a four-star hotel, which was functioning on a property leased by the civic body.
The owner of hotel, Ramesh Kakkar, and six others have been arrested in connection with the murder of Khan.
The police said that May 17 was the date fixed for passing the order, because of which Kakkar decided to get Khan eliminated. “Kakkar roped in his bodyguard Ram Phool to plan the murder. Phool contacted his former colleague Israil. The two had worked as bouncers at a Greater Kailash hotel owned by Kakkar, but it was shut down a few years ago,” said DCP (Southeast) M S Randhawa.
A day after Khan was murdered for allegedly refusing a bribe of Rs 4 crore from Kakkar, Jung’s office had purportedly sent Kakkar’s petition against Khan to NDMC asking for “action as per law”.
The Aam Aadmi Party has also alleged that Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung’s role in NDMC official MM Khan case was “suspicious” and demanded that action be taken against him.
“His (Jung’s) role is suspicious in the case. Why had he written to NDMC seeking action against Khan? We demand that the LG be arrested and sacked from his position,” AAP’s Delhi Unit Convener Dileep Pandey said.