Delhi: FIR filed against AAP MLA Naresh Balyan for saying officers 'should be beaten up'

File photo: Naresh Balyan. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 26, 2018, 02.26 AM (IST)

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Uttam Nagar's MLA Naresh Balyan has been booked for saying that officers obstructing public work "should be beaten up", police said on Sunday.

Balyan had said that officers like him (Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash) should be beaten up for obstructing the public work.

"Whatever happened to the Chief Secretary (Anshu Prakash)... I say they should be beaten up, they should be thrashed... whoever obstructs the work being done for the common man, should be meted out the same treatment," Balyan, a legislator from Uttam Nagar, had said at a public rally on Friday.

Balyan, however, said that his words were misconstrued and that he only meant that the public had the right to beat up erring public servants.

An FIR under relevant IPC sections was filed against Balyan at the Dabri police station in Dwarka yesterday, based on a complaint of a policeman, who was on duty when the MLA made the remarks at JJ Colony, Bindapur, on February 23, a police officer said.

The comment came days after Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash alleged that he was beaten up by AAP MLAs Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal in the presence of Kejriwal at the Chief Minister`s residence on Monday night, where he had been called for an emergency meeting.