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Aam Aadmi Party never promised probe into Batla House encounter

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today clarified that it never promised a probe into the Batla House encounter in its manifesto, as claimed by Congress MLA Asif Mohammad Khan.  In a press release,
India TV News Desk January 30, 2014 21:18 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today clarified that it never promised a probe into the Batla House encounter in its manifesto, as claimed by Congress MLA Asif Mohammad Khan.
 
In a press release, AAP said, it strongly condemned what it called "nefarious attempts by the Congress MLA to disrupt the press conference of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal".
 
AAP said, Asif Mohammad Khan inappropriately barged into a press briefing at the Delhi Secretariat and indulged in highly objectionable behavior, which is totally unbecoming of an elected representative.

"He raised the issue of Batla House encounter and the AAP would like to set the record straight. This encounter had taken place on 19 September 2008, when there were Congress governments in Delhi as well as at the Centre.

"The AAP had not come into existence till then, but it was noted lawyer and human rights activist, Prashant Bhushan (now a national executive member of the AAP) who had filed a petition in the Delhi High Court seeking an independent investigation into this encounter.