Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was today attacked by a middle-aged man with chilly powder inside the Delhi Secretariat. The man was waiting outside the Chief Minister’s office and attacked him when Kejriwal stepped out, said AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj. “Kejriwal’s eyes were not affected in the attack as he was wearing spectacles.”
The suspect was identified as Anil Kumar Sharma and was caught by police personnel. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) called it a breach of security of the Chief Minister and described the act as being “politically motivated”.
According to a CCTV visual, the incident took place at Delhi’s Central Secretariat. The man can be seen walking towards the CM and chilli powder fell from his hand. It is being speculated that the accused who has been detained went to meet Arvind Kejriwal with his grievances. Further investigations are underway whether it was an attack.
After throwing red pepper powder on Kejriwal, Kumar threatened to shoot him after he comes out of jail, an official recounted. The attack took place outside the chief minister’s chamber on the third floor when he was leaving for lunch.
While AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj accused the BJP, leader of the saffron party’s Delhi unit Manoj Tiwari condemned the attack and called for a “high-level” probe. The Delhi BJP chief said such incidents “cannot be tolerated or justified by anybody”