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AAP Gujarat in-charge arrested in Gujarat ahead of Arvind Kejriwal's rally
Hours before Arvind Kejriwal was scheduled to hold a public rally, AAp's MLA and Gujarat in-charge, Gulab Singh was arrested by the Delhi police.

The MLA was produced in front of a magistrate to obtain his transit remand. Ahead of his arrest, Singh had presented himself to the Surat police commissioner even as a Delhi police team armed with a non-bailable arrest warrant arrived to arrest him.

Singh has been arrested in connection with an extortion case. He had failed to join the investigation by the Delhi police.  Singh has been booked under section 384 (punishment for extortion). According to the FIR, two property dealers, Deepak Sharma and Rinku Diwan, had alleged that Satish and Divender, who work in Singh's office, and an associate, Jagdish, were extorting money from them.

Kejriwal, on his third and last day of Gujarat tour, accused BJP national president Amit Shah of disrupting the AAP's rally.

"The NBW was issued two days before the rally and today a Delhi police team has arrived to arrest Singh, who is Gujarat in-charge, hours before Surat rally. This shows that BJP is nervous. Shah has also tired to arrange protest against my visit. I appeal him to not to disrupt the rally as it is not AAP's but the rally of Gujarat's people," Kejriwal had said.

Singh has denied the charges against him. "I am in Surat since six days. But it is on the day of rally that Delhi police has arrived in Surat to arrest me. I am not in touch with those arrested in connection with case," said Singh.

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