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AAP Alleges Midnight Crackdown By UP Police On Its Workers, Leaders
LUCKNOW || The Uttar Pradesh unit of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has accused the state government of ordering a midnight crackdown on its workers, by the police. In a series of Tweets by its leaders, including Raya Sabha member Sanjay Singh, it has been alleged the the UP Police was knocking the doors of several of its state leaders and picking them up, intimidating them in the dark of the night.
Singh sent a tweet in the wee hours accusing the police, at the behest of chief minister Yogi Adityanath, of arresting its young Dalit leader Vinod Nagar and threatening another Preetpal Singh Saluja. "In the thick of the night, instead of nabbing criminals who are running amuck in the state, what is the police achieving by raiding houses of the AAP leaders and workers", Sanjay Singh asked.
Chief Spokesman of the state unit, Vaibhav Maheshwari also angrily questioned the police crackdown and said that while police was reaching the houses of party workers, they were also being threatened. This, he added, was being done after AAP held a massive demonstration in the state capital on Thursday protesting growing atrocities against Dalits in the state.
"Are these workers and leaders wanted in some heinous crime?" Questioned Maheshwari while slamming the Adityanath government of being vindictive and targeting political opponents so much so that midnight raids were being conducted on them.