Amid the chaos and criticism over posters in national capital on 'Modi Hatao, Desh Bachao', the Delhi Police registered 44 FIRs and arrested four persons, including two printing press owners.
The police stated that at least 2,000 posters were removed and 2,000 more seized after a van was intercepted in I P Estate when it was coming from the AAP headquarters on DDU Marg. the police arrested a man driving that van who told police during interrogation that he was asked by his employer to deliver the posters at AAP’s headquarters, and that he had made a delivery a day earlier as well.
Two printing press firms were given orders for 50,000 such posters each, and workers linked to the companies pasted several of them from March 19 night. The owners have been arrested for not publishing the names of their printing press on the posters.
20 FIRs have been registered in the Northwest district, six in North and five in West, apart from three each in Shahdara and Dwarka, two each in Central, Northeast and East, and one in Southeast.
The FIRs have been registered under the Prevention of Defacement of Public Property Act, and Press and Registration of Books Act.