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Ruckus in Delhi Assembly: Two men hurl paper missiles inside House, thrashed by AAP MLAs

Two men today hurled paper missiles inside the Delhi Assembly while a session was underway, leading to a scuffle in which they were allegedly thrashed by some AAP legislators.
India TV Politics Desk New Delhi June 28, 2017 17:57 IST
India TV Politics Desk

The Delhi Assembly today witnessed a huge drama when two unidentified men hurled paper missiles inside the House while a session was underway. The incident led to a scuffle in which the duo were allegedly thrashed by some of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators in its premises. The two men, wearing headgear were sitting in the Visitors' Gallery of the House when suddenly they threw paper missiles inside the House and raised 'Inquilab Zindabad' slogans. 

Soon after the interruption, the security whisked them away even as AAP lawmakers demanded strict action against the two men for violating the sanctity of the House. As the two men were being taken away, some of the AAP MLAs including Nitin Tyagi, Amanatullah Khan and Jarnail Singh stepped out of the House amid scenes of uproar and chaos. Some of the AAP MLAs then jumped on to these men and allegedly thrashed them.

The police personnel sought to bring the scuffle to an end, which lasted for nearly 30 minutes. One of the duo, assaulted in the scuffle, was later seen being taken inside a medical ambulance. 

Former Delhi minister Kapil Mishra, who himself is at the loggerheads with the AAP leadership, said he called the police on number 100 helpline. Mishra identified the two protesters as Jagdeep Rana and Rajan Madan. He said that while Rana had contested Assembly polls as an AAP candidate in 2013, Madan was organisation incharge of Punjab AAP. 

In the note found printed inside the paper missiles, the two men have claimed that they were AAP workers and took the step as they were unhappy with the Arvind Kejriwal-led party and the alleged "corruption cases" against Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain.

The House was briefly adjourned after the incident and the proceedings were later resumed. Once the proceeding resumed, Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel ordered one month jail for the two protesters.