New Delhi: Delhi Assembly on Monday witnessed uproarious scenes over arrest of Liyaqat Ali Shah, who Delhi Police claimed was a Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist.
While BJP leader VK Malhotra welcomed arrest of Shah, RJD MLA from Okhla Asif Mohammed Khan slammed it and questioned Delhi Police's role on the issue.
Almost all the BJP legislators protested Khan's comment against police and warned him not to "play politics" on the issue.
"I condemn all those who seem to support Liyaqat. It is a question of Delhi's security. Nobody should play politics on the issue," he said.
Immediately after Malhotra's comment, Khan accused BJP of having soft corner for certain elements who are allegedly trying to create communal tension prompting strong reaction from the opposition members.
Khan demanded a proper inquiry into the whole controversy.
Amid the ruckus, Speaker Yoganad Shastri adjourned the House for 25 minutes. Earlier, the Speaker reprimanded senior Congress MLA Mukesh Sharma for raising the issue of hijacking of IC-814 in 1999 and release of terrorist to secure return of the passengers.