The Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party has given an assembly election ticket to its MCD councillor Abdur Rehman who is one of the accused in the violent anti-CAA protests which took place in Delhi’s Seelampur, Zee News has reported.
He has been fielded by the party from the Seelampur seat for the polls which are set to take place on 8 February.
As per a FIR filed against Rehman, he along with former Congress MLA Mateen Ahmed incited the crowd to join the protest.
The protest soon spiralled out of control and the violent mob began pelting stones.
“Protesters gathered at Seelampur T-point and started pelting stones and petrol bottles at the police. At around 2.30 pm, an uncontrolled crowd ascended towards Jafrabad Police Station and people from the nearby streets joined the crowd on provocation by Abdul Rehman”, claims the FIR.