New Delhi, November 6: Three FIRs have been registered in connection with the incidents that took place at the inauguration ceremony of the Signature Bridge on November 4. All the three cases have been referred to the crime branch for further investigation. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker BH Jha and two others have registered a case against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers alleging beating and threats. The second case is registered by AAP worker Tauqir against BJP workers, while, the third is registered against AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan.
On November 4, the scuffle broke out between Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, his aides and AAP supporters along with a few personnel of the Delhi police during the inauguration of the signature bridge which will connect parts of North and North-East Delhi. Tiwari, who represents North-East Delhi in the Lok Sabha, accused Kejriwal government of "hijacking" the project. The lawmaker claimed that he was responsible for "restarting the project" and procuring aide from the Centre. Signature Bridge Scuffle: Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari Complains Against Arvind Kejriwal, AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan
One case has been registered by BJP workers against AAP workers alleging beating & threats. Second is registered by a AAP worker against BJP workers alleging beating & threats. Third registered against AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan: Ravindra Yadav, Joint CP Delhi (East) https://t.co/nArU7slHZo
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However, The ruling AAP government blamed Tiwari for the ruckus. Meanwhile, in the second scuffle incident at the bridge launch, AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan was caught on camera punching the BJP's Delhi unit chief. It led to another ruckus which was controlled within minutes by the Delhi Police personnel present at the spot.
Amid the chaos, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the 'Signature Bridge. The eight-lane bridge, connecting Outer Ring Road with Wazirabad Road, will end up reducing Ghaziabad-bound commute duration by 30-minutes. It is also described as a "civil engineering spectacle" by Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, the bridge boasts of 127 strands of back-stay cables, spherical bearings of 17,300-tonne vertical capacity. It also India's first asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge, reflecting the gesture of "namaste".