"Shakurpur Basti Assembly constituency candidate Satyendra Jain had gone to Meera Bagh police station to get the FIR lodged along with the rape victim's family members. Though police registered an FIR under pressure from AAP activists but refused to arrest the accused," an AAP spokesperson said.
    
Following the refusal, family members of the victim and locals got agitated and blocked the road near Meera Bagh colony, he said, and alleged that police resorted to force and beat the family members.
    
Subsequently, police arrested Jain on charges of rioting and damaging public property, the spokesperson said. AAP alleged it was done due to political pressure and its members are being targeted for helping rape victims.
    
"In the last one month, around 20 AAP activists have been beaten by police for helping four rape victims...arrest of Jain proves that it is an attempt to discourage AAP activists," the statement said.

(Agencies)

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