Ex-JK guv Satya Pal Malik, Khap leaders protest at Delhi police station

New Delhi: Former Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik, who has been called by the CBI over an alleged insurance ‘scam’, and some Khap leaders held a protest at a police station here on Saturday after not being allowed to hold a meeting at a south Delhi park as they lacked requisite permission, according to officials, who rejected reports that he was detained.

Questioning the police action, Malik said he and his supporters had gone to the R K Puram Police Station to protest as he was stopped from giving food to Khap leaders at the park. According to police, they all left the police station around 2.30 pm.

Senior Haryana-based farmer leader Gurnam Singh Chaduni said the meeting was called by Malik and a group of khap leaders, but nobody was scheduled to speak at the venue. “Where is violation of rules in this?” he asked.

Earlier, Congress leader Alka Lamba had tweeted about Malik being detained by the Delhi Police.

“Former Governor Satya Pal Malik was taken into custody from his residence in Som Vihar and taken to the R.K. Puram police station. Do you still think there is no pressure on constitutional institutions?” she said in a tweet in Hindi.

According to sources, a Khap meeting was being organised in the area for which there was no permission from Delhi Police or MCD and Malik had taken part in it.