New Delhi: AAP Minister Sandeep Kumar who was sacked from the party on Wednesday over a sex tape allegedly featuring him with a woman in his defence has said that he is innocent and is being targeted because he is a Dalit. He also asked the authorities to do a thorough investigation into the matter.

“It is a conspiracy against me as I am a Dalit. The video needs to be probed,” he said in his defence.

If sources close to the minister are to be believed, the video that has surfaced is about six to seven years old when the 36-year old was a law student. He may have taken the pictures himself.

On Thursday, the minister had said that it was not him in the video and he was being framed.

Sandeep Kumar was sacked by Delhi Chief Minister and AAP supremo immediately  after the video surfaced on the internet.