Two AAP MLAs convicted in 7 years old Burari's riot case

Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court has convicted two Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs Akhileshpati Tripathi and Sanjeev Jha in the rioting and attack on the police.

New Delhi: Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court has convicted two Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs Akhileshpati Tripathi and Sanjeev Jha in the rioting and attack on the police. Both these MLAs were found guilty of being involved in the mob that attacked policemen at Burari police station in 2015. The court has convicted AAP MLAs Akhileshpati Tripathi, Sanjeev Jha and 15 others in the case.


Both the MLAs were involved in the rioting mob and incited the crowd

This case is of 20 February 2015 when an uncontrollable mob attacked the policemen present at Burari police station. The crowd of people was demanding the police hand over the two arrested men. Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court, in its September 7 order, has said that it is clear from the evidence produced by the police that both the AAP MLAs were not only involved in the rioting mob but also instigated the crowd by raising slogans. The mob started pelting stones at the policemen. Rouse Avenue Court will pronounce the sentence after cross-examination in the case on September 21.



As soon as the two AAP MLAs were convicted by the court, the BJP quickly grabbed the opportunity and attacked the Aam Aadmi Party. BJP leader Adesh Gupta tweeted, "Once again the disgusting face of AAP has become a world clear! 2 MLAs of AAP have been convicted by the court for inciting riots and assaulting the police. Such has become a stronghold of rioters-goons. Kejriwal should immediately sack these people from the party and MLA post"


At the same time, BJP leader Shahnaz Poonawalla has also attacked the Aam Aadmi Party. Shahnaz Poonawalla wrote, "Two AAP MLAs Sanjeev Jha and Akhilesh Tripathi were convicted by a special Delhi court of attending a meeting, rioting at a police station and causing injury to police personnel."