(MENAFN -Arab News) Though a classified internal document (reproduced, right) emanating from the Ugandan mission in New Delhi vindicates the stand taken by Aam Aadmi Party minister Somnath Bharti, this writer staunchly opposes Bharti’s midnight raid in his assembly constituency on Jan. 15.
Intelligence sources gave this writer the access to the Ugandan document, but refused to hand over a copy of the document. This seven-month -old document in retrospect will undoubtedly strengthen their case for holding the two-day-long agitation at New Delhi’s Rail Bhavan, but it definitely does not give any compelling reasons to Bharti and his supporters to act the way they did last week.
This document does not give AAP the handle and the raison d’tre for spreading anarchy in the national capital from their agitation venue, just about a hundred meters away from the venue of the main Republic Day function.
All that this document states is that “a well coordinated racket of sex traffickers” is operating from Delhi and Kampala, the Ugandan capital.
This does not even make any insinuation at the dubious role played by Delhi Police as alleged by Somnath Bharti, though it is an open secret for every Indian that no crime across the country can flourish without the local police turning a blind eye to it or being in cahoots with the criminals.
But Bharti took his vigilantism a bit too far by accosting African women from Uganda and Nigeria, who have been living in Khirkee Extension, and forcibly collected their urine and blood samples after accusing them and their male friends of being part of a sex and drug trafficking racket.
Bharti has not shared the laboratory reports on the urine and blood samples, though media reports have said the laboratory reports found nothing objectionable.