EC cracks whip on Delhi Police DCP who shared details that Shaheen Bagh shooter had AAP links

The EC said Delhi Police DCP Rajesh Deo's conduct has 'consequences' on holding 'free and fair elections'.

Published: 05th February 2020 10:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th February 2020 10:16 PM   |  A+A-

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Election Commission of India (File Photo | PTI)


NEW DELHI: Taking a strong view of Delhi Police DCP Rajesh Deo sharing with the media investigation details that linked Shaheen Bagh shooter to the AAP, the Election Commission on Wednesday said his statement was "totally uncalled for" and barred him from election duty.

The EC said Deo's conduct has "consequences" on holding "free and fair elections".

On Tuesday, Deo told reporters that Kapil Baisala, who had opened fired at Shaheen Bagh on Saturday, was an AAP member.

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This prompted the Aam Aadmi Party to approach the poll body against the police officer.

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