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A day after a ruckus at the inaugural function of the Signature Bridge here, several police complaints were filed on Monday by the Delhi BJP, including one by its president Manoj Tiwari, alleging that he was threatened and pushed by an AAP MLA at the event

AAP, BJP leaders file complaints

New Delhi: A day after a ruckus at the inaugural function of the Signature Bridge here, several police complaints were filed on Monday by the Delhi BJP, including one by its president Manoj Tiwari, alleging that he was threatened and pushed by an AAP MLA at the event.

Tiwari filed his complaint through e-mail to the deputy commissioner of police (DCP) of northeast Delhi, Delhi BJP's media relations cell head Neelkant Bakshi said.

"In his complaint, the Delhi BJP president has alleged that he was threatened by Aam Aadmi Party MLA Amanatullah Khan at the inaugural function Sunday," Bakshi told PTI.

Besides, four other complaints were filed by the office-bearers and workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Delhi unit, alleging violence by AAP workers, he said.

The acrimony over the ruckus involving the AAP and the BJP at the event continues with the former demanding Tiwari's arrest for "rioting" and posing "a threat to the security" of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his ministers.

Khan has denied the charge that he threatened Tiwari, saying it is "laughable". Tiwari has alleged that Khan threatened to shoot him and pushed him from the stage, where the inaugural function was going on.

"Anyone can allege this. He (Tiwari) should present evidence if he has any in support of his allegation," Khan said.

AAP's East Delhi Lok Sabha seat in-charge, Atishi Marlena alleged Tiwari had gone to the venue for "rioting". "Police was directly or indirectly involved in it and allowed Tiwari and his supporters to reach the stage where the chief minister and other ministers were present, thus posing a threat to their security," she said.

Senior AAP leader Dilip Pandey said a party worker, who was injured in Sunday's incident, has filed a police complaint. Pandey said Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh should salvage the image of the BJP and the Delhi Police by ordering Tiwari's arrest.

A senior Delhi Police officer said one complaint from the AAP and five from the BJP were received in connection with Sunday's incident, adding that no case was lodged on the basis of the complaints so far.

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