New Delhi: With infighting taking the life of a party worker, an embarrassed BJP on Thursday sought to take cover by claiming that the name of its councillor arrested for his alleged involvement in the incident did not figure in the FIR though police records showed the contrary.

Senior Delhi BJP leaders V K Malhotra and Vijender Gupta claimed that sitting councillor Madhav Prasad, who is BJP candidate from Sangam Park, was not at all involved in the killing of Jai Prakash who was a ticket aspirant and those who committed the crime were not party workers.

"No BJP workers were involved in the incident. Madhav Prasad's name does not figure in the FIR. We have nothing to do with the incident. People involved in the incident do not belong to BJP," Malhotra claimed addressing a joint press conference with Gupta.

Wary of the possible damage that the incident could do ahead of the MCD polls on coming Sunday, Gupta also claimed that no BJP worker was involved in the stabbing of Prakash.

The incident took place in Azadpur railway station near Model Town on Tuesday night and Prasad (47), his driver Manoj alias Tinky and Anil Yadav were arrested.

However, the BJP claim of Prasad's name not figuring in the FIR could fall flat as the FIR No 43 registered in Old Delhi Railway police station shows that the councillor's name along with his supporters were mentioned in it.

Tinky had filed a separate case in which he had claimed that he is the driver of Prakash and that Jai Prakash and his supporters came there following which a scuffle ensued in which he was injured.

According to police, a person can be arrested even if his name does not figure in FIR if anyone's involvement comes to light during subsequent investigations. However, the arrest does not prove that the person actually committed the crime as a court has to accept the evidences against him.