AAP blames LG VK Saxena for ‘highest’ crime rate in Delhi, ‘police force has been completely ruined’

LG VK Saxena faced criticism from Delhi Health Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj for the police force's ruin and deteriorating law and order in Delhi. The AAP leader highlighted specific incidents to support claims.

Sounak Mukhopadhyay
First Published7 May 2024, 01:46 PM IST
FILE: New Delhi: Delhi Lt Governor VK Saxena leaves after his address on the first day of the Budget session , in New Delhi, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is also seen. (PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore)
FILE: New Delhi: Delhi Lt Governor VK Saxena leaves after his address on the first day of the Budget session , in New Delhi, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is also seen. (PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore) (PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore, FILE)

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), on May 7, blamed Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena for the deteriorating law and order situation in Delhi. The party, led by Arvind Kejriwal, has accused LG Saxena of “ruining” the police force in the capital.

AAP leader Saurabh Bharadwaj launched a direct attack on the Delhi Lieutenant Governor. During a press conference, he spoke about a number of incidents to highlight his claims about the city’s worsening law administration.

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Bharadwaj spoke about a murder in Jaffrabad, where a man had been killed in broad daylight in front of other people. The AAP leader said that the man, who had been stabbed multiple times, was a murder witness.

He spoke about a firing incident outside a car showroom in Tilak Nagar. The AAP leader also spoke about the murder of a BSF soldier.

"The law-and-order situation has deteriorated in the last few months. The National Crime Records Bureau's (NCRB) data shows that Delhi has the highest crime rate (in the country). For a one-lakh population, 1,832 crimes were reported, seven times higher than the national average,” PTI quoted Bhardwaj as saying.

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“He’s unable to do what he’s supposed to. Instead, he’s pointing fingers at others,” he said.

"This shows LG V K Saxena's inefficiency. He has two things to take care of -- police and the DDA (Delhi Development Authority). But under him, the police force has been completely ruined," The Health Minister of Delhi said.

According to the MLA from Greater Kailash, LG Saxena is unable to “oversee police”. He asked the Lieutenant Governor to “do his own work and stop interfering in the work of the Delhi government".

There was no immediate reaction from the LG's office.

AAP accused of being funded by Khalistani groups

LG Saxena, on May 6, recommended a fresh investigation by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) against CM Kejriwal and his party. He, In a letter to the Ministry of Home Affairs, accused AAP of receiving a "staggering amount of $16 million in funding from Khalistani groups between 2014 and 2022", ANI reported.

(With agency inputs)

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First Published:7 May 2024, 01:46 PM IST
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