Delhi Police on Saturday detained Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from Deoli Prakash Jarwal in connection with the death of a city-based doctor who had committed suicide last month. Jarwal was detained from his home in Delhi’s Pushp Vihar by an ACP-level officer.
A court in Saket on Friday issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against Jarwal and his associate Kapil Nagar. The MLA had sought anticipatory bail but his plea will be heard on May 11.
At the time of his detention, Jarwal claimed that he is the victim of a false FIR and the action being taken against him is unconstitutional.
Prakash Jarwal being detained on Saturday (Photo Credits: India Today TV)
The matter had first come to light on April 18 when a 52-year-old doctor was found hanging at his home in Durga Vihar. In a suicide note he left behind, the doctor blamed MLA Prakash Jarwal of extortion that drove him to suicide. Police later found out that the deceased operated a clinic and was also involved in business with the Delhi Jal Board (DJB).
Delhi Police had even questioned Jarwal’s father and brothers in connection with the doctor’s death. The MLA had also claimed in his defence that the doctor had been named in a sting operation in 2017 owing to his alleged dealings with the “tanker mafia”. Investigators, however, are yet to verify these claims.