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Ink Attack on Kejriwal: Cops Examining CD


NEW DELHI: Delhi Police is examining a CD that was being waved by Bhavna Arora, the woman who threw ink at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, in which she claimed there was material that “indicts” the city government.

“We are merely inspecting the CD. If we find any content which might be related to any irregularity, the CD shall be forwarded to the concerned department for investigation,” Joint Commissioner of Police (North) Sanjay Singh said.

Arora (26), who claims to be the in-charge of Punjab unit of Aam Aadmi Sena, continues to be questioned at Model Town police station in northwest Delhi, said an official privy to the investigation.From her interrogation so far, it has emerged that she was not assigned to do what she has done by anyone and had come there on her own. She claims to be a social activist and it is still unclear how she earns a livelihood, said the official.

Arora, who is unmarried, is a resident of Rama Vihar area in outer Delhi’s Rohini sub-city. The police have also recovered some papers which she had thrown near the dais at the venue, before she was whisked by the police.

Arora was arrested in the wee hours today after the police received permission from a magistrate to do so. She soon acquired bail by signing a personal bond and appeared at a court in the morning, which sent her to one day police custody.

Meanwhile, Transport Minister Gopal Rai today claimed that the Delhi government has nothing to do with the documents which she threw at the Chief Minister and that they allegedly refer to the Centre. Rai said that the documents belong to Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) which comes under Ministry of Commerce & Industry.

Earlier in the day, Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and is believed to have briefed him about the incident. After the meeting, he told reporters that “necessary arrangements were made at the venue and there was no lapse in security”.

When asked about Kejriwal’s security, Bassi however did not share details and maintained that adequate security for the Chief Minister has always been in place and it shall continue to be so.


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