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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal being treated like a terrorist in Tihar: AAP's Sanjay Singh

'Due to malice and vendetta, the BJP is trying to break Kejriwal but he will emerge stronger as a result of the treatment being meted out to him in jail'

PTI New Delhi Published 16.04.24, 03:21 PM
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Senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh on Tuesday alleged that a notorious criminal meets his wife and lawyer inside the barrack in Tihar jail while Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is being treated like a "terrorist".

The AAP national convener was allowed to meet Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann only through a glass screen, said Singh, who recently walked out of the prison after spending six months there in a money laundering case, at a press conference.

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There was no immediate response from the Tihar jail administration to Singh's claims.

"Kejriwal is being treated like a terrorist. He was allowed to meet Punjab Chief Minster Bhagwant Mann only through a glass screen," Singh alleged.

"In Tihar's jail number 2, a notorious criminal meets his wife and lawyer inside the barrack. Meetings of other inmates are also held in the office of the jail," the AAP leader said without naming anyone.

Due to "malice and vendetta", the BJP is trying to break Kejriwal but he will emerge stronger as a result of the treatment being meted out to him in jail, Singh said.

Mann met Kejriwal in prison on Monday and alleged he was being treated like a "terrorist". He claimed the AAP national convener was also not getting the amenities that even a hardcore criminal is allowed in Tihar.

Responding to this, Director General (Prisons) Sanjay Baniwal said no distinction is made in the treatment meted out to the inmates and it is ensured they get the same basic rights.

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

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