Aam Aadmi Party office in Delhi ransacked, volunteer attacked

Two unidentified men ransacked Aam Admi Party (AAP) assembly office in North West Delhi on Friday early morning, injuring a party volunteer.

Amit Kumar, a 27-year-old volunteer, was on his way to AAP office this morning when two motorcycle borne assailants followed him and warned him of dire consequences if he opened the office, according to Aam Aadmi Party activists.

Later around 9.30 am, when Kumar was in the office, two men entered the office and bolted it from inside.

“They started beating Kumar and put his head in a bucket filled with water. They left him only when he became unconscious,” said AAP member Manish Sisodia.

A file image of Kejriwal and the AAP team in the office. Danish Raza/ Firstpost

A file image of Kejriwal and the AAP team in the office. Danish Raza/ Firstpost

Office property was also destroyed in the attack, which is the first such attack on any AAP property since the party’s inception in October last year.

“We feel that this has been done by those who want to suppress the voice of common man against his struggle for Bijli-Pani, in the national capital.

This incident also shows the restlessness of those who are worried by the uniting of common people for the cause against corruption. AAP's battle against corruption which has resulted in spiraling of electricity and water prices in Delhi, would continue with more zeal,” said a statement issued by AAP.

The injured volunteer is currently under observation in Sanjay Gandhi Hospital.

Published Date: Mar 08, 2013 14:50 PM | Updated Date: Mar 08, 2013 14:50 PM

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