New Delhi, Delhi Police on Friday said that the farmer Gajendra Singh, who committed suicide at an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) rally at Jantar Mantar, died due to hanging.
Talking to reporters, Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi said, “As per preliminary findings from post mortem report, death is due to hanging.” Seeking to play down Delhi Police’s face-off with the Delhi government Bassi said, “We have no fight with anyone. We are part of government.” Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal too sought to play down the government’s face-off with the Delhi Police saying he was even ready to file his statement to the police if needed.
“District Magistrate has the jurisdiction to investigate under the CrPC and the police does criminal investigation based on FIR…if police calls me I will go to file my statement,” he said. Meanwhile, Delhi Police today again refused to share details and evidences with the District Magistrate in connection with the farmer’s suicide as the deadline set by the latter passed. Police have cited legal nitty gritties to defy the DM’s request who has been asked by the Delhi government to carry out a magisterial inquiry into the alleged suicide of Rajasthan farmer Gajendra Singh on Wednesday. The DM had set 11 AM as deadline for the police to submit details regarding the case. (Source- www.newsroompost.com)