NEW DELHI:A day after AAP MLA Alka Lamba was injured after being hit by a stone during her “anti-drug drive”, the Delhi Police on Monday registered a case against her for allegedly barging into the shops at Kashmiri Gate here and creating a ruckus. The police also said that Lamba and her supporters were harassing the shopkeepers under the guise of carrying out a drive against encroachments.
“A case under Sections 451 (trespass) and 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of his duty) was registered at the Kashmiri Gate police station,” said a senior police officer.
On Monday, the police received five complaints against Lambha from the people working in various shops. In their complaints, they alleged that the AAP MLA had entered the shop and misbehaved with them.
They also claimed that Lamba had first created a ruckus at the shop and then went outside. Following the incident, a 19-year-old boy Jatin, an employee in one of the shops, threw the stone at her. In the CCTV footage, Lamba and her party workers were seen entering one of the sweet shops and damaging materials kept on the table. Lamba claimed that she had suspected that the stone that hit her on the forehead came from the shop owned by BJP MLA O P Sharma. She then went to a few more shops located nearby to track down the attacker.
A CCTV footage from the shop also shows Lamba entering the shop and pushing down the electronic billing machine. In the video there was no injury mark on her head, said the police.
Early on Sunday, Lamba, along with a few of her party workers, was conducting an “anti-drug drive”, as claimed by the legislator, at Priyadarshini Colony located near Yamuna Bazar in Kashmiri Gate.