New Delhi. Congress leader and former MLA Asif Mohammad Khan, accused in the New Friends Colony violence case in the capital Delhi, has been issued a notice by the Crime Branch asking him to join the inquiry. Delhi Police has issued this notice under section 160 of CrPC and asked to appear before the Crime Branch on January 24.
On the notice of Delhi Police, Asif Mohammad said that the police have no evidence against me. He has said that while the buses were being set on fire, I was involved in the ongoing demonstration of Shaheen Bagh. During this time the police was recording my speech and this is my biggest proof. Apart from Asif Mohammad, the crime branch has also issued notice to local leader Ashu Khan and called for questioning. Delhi Police has summoned Asif Khan and Ashu Khan on the same day i.e. January 24.
Significantly, in December last year, an FIR was registered against Asif Mohammad Khan in the violence case near Jamia Milia Islamia. After this, former MLA Asif Mohammad Khan also reached Jamia Nagar police station on December 18 and said that if the police feel that I am guilty then arrest me. However, the police did not arrest him.