Deputy Commissioner of Police (South-East district) P Karunakaran said the arrested persons have been identified as AAP Delhi unit secretary Dilip Pandey, Ravi Shankar Singh, Sonu, Javed and Rajkumar.

"Pandey is being grilled at the Jamia Nagar police station after AAP workers put up posters against Congress MLAs. Some of the arrested workers of AAP disclosed the name of Pandey", a senior police officer said on condition of anonymity.

Pandey is also a spokesperson of AAP. A case under IPC, Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act and Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867, has been registered, the police said.

The officer said the Congress MLAs alleged the posters, along with proactive messages, have been put up by AAP to divide the community.

“Posters have been put up in the assembly constituencies of the three Muslim Congress MLAs, calling them 'traitors of the community', with rumours about a group of Congress MLAs ready to support BJP government in Delhi gaining ground.

"The posters call for large-scale protest outside residences of Mateen Ahmed, Asif Mohd Khan and Hasan Ahmed on July 16", the officer added.

Meanwhile, AAP leader Manish Sisodia alleged the Delhi Police were working at the behest of BJP.

“The police have recorded a man’s statement who has confessed to putting up these posters. The police are targeting AAP,” said party spokesperson Deepak Bajpai.

(Agencies)

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