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AAP worker suicide: Trouble mounts for AAP as court sends party MLA Sharad Chauhan to 14-day judicial custody

India TV Politics Desk New Delhi 01 Aug 2016, 23:35:25 PM IST
India TV Politics Desk

Much to the disappointment of Aam Aadmi Party MLA Sharad Chauhan, a court in the national capital today rejected his bail plea, sending him to 14-day judicial custody.

The Narela MLA was arrested by police in connection with the suicide of a woman worker of the ruling party.

The woman had consumed poisonous substance at her home in North-West Delhi's Narela and died during treatment at LNJP Hospital on July 19. 

She levelled serious allegations against Ramesh Bhardwaj, a supporter of Chauhan, accusing him of pressuring her to "compromise" if she wanted to rise in the party and claimed himself to be "close to the local party MLA."

On July 20, Delhi Police had registered a case of abetement to suicide and handed over the entire matter to a Special Investigation Team.

Chauhan and main accused Bhardwaj were questioned by the crime branch of Delhi Police for several hours few days back.

Besides Chauhan and Bhardwaj, five others including the MLA's associates Amit and Rajnikant were booked too.