Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan on Thursday filed a complaint against BJP youth wing leader Manish Chandela, who allegedly admitted on social media that he burnt down a Rohingya refugee camp in Delhi earlier this month.

Bhushan took to Twitter and said, “No action yet by Delhi Police to register a case and arrest him and no action by BJP to remove him from the party. State of rule of law under BJP.

Meanwhile, a Muslim body on Thursday had written to Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik seeking action against Manish Chandela.

“This is to bring it to your notice that Manish Chandela, who is a member of the BJP’s youth wing Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), has openly claimed on his Twitter handle ‘@Chandela_BJYM’ that ‘Yes, we burnt the houses of Rohingya terrorists’,” the All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM), an umbrella body of various Muslim organisations, said in the letter.

The AIMMM also attached the screenshots of Chandela’s tweets wherein he claimed to have set the Rohingya refugee camp in Kalindi Kunj area ablaze.

Chandela had tweeted at 2.16 a.m on April 15. “Yes, we did it and we do again #ROHINGYA QUIT INDIA.”

In another tweet, he reportedly wrote, “Yes we burnt the houses of Rohingya terrorists.”

A fire had broken out at the refugee camp near Kalindi Kunj in south Delhi on the night of April 14 -15 that quickly engulfed the whole camp in which more than 200 residents of the camp lost all their belongings, including identity cards and special visas issued by the United Nations.

The Rohingyas are mostly ethnic Muslims in Myanmar, who are fleeing the northwestern province of Rakhine where they are facing persecution.


(With agency inputs)