Watch: Amanatullah breaks silence, visits anti-encroachment site at Shaheen Bagh
Okhla AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan’s silence over the proposed anti-encroachment drive at Shaheen Bagh by the SMDC has been talk of Okhla until the MLA turned up at the site on Friday at 5 pm.
According to sources, the MLA with his some associates was seen interacting with the shopkeepers. A video of which surfaced on social media in which the MLA and his one associate are seen convincing shopkeepers to not keep their items on road and stay in their boundary.’
After the news surfaced on Wednesday that the SDMC’s anti-encroachment drives will take place in Shaheen Bagh all eyes were on Thursday with residents talking about media reports.
The anti-encroachment drive in the Kalindi Kunj-Jamia Nagar area near Shaheen Bagh and in Sriniwaspuri were cancelled till Friday due to the unavailability of an adequate police force, civic authorities said on Thursday.
“Today’s drive in Kalindi Kunj-Jamia Nagar area has been cancelled due to the unavailability of an adequate police force. The police informed us that adequate force cannot be provided for the drive today. We will reschedule the drive accordingly,” Rajpal Singh, the SDMC’s central zone chairman, told PTI.