New Delhi: Delhi police on Saturday registered FIR under IPC Section 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) against Suresh, who had slapped Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a roadshow in Moti Nagar area yesterday. Also Read - Delhi Police Rejects Requests For Farmers' March to City, Says Protesters Won’t be Allowed
The attacker Suresh, a former party worker was disappointed due to behaviour of AAP leaders, Additional PRO, Delhi Police Anil Mittal said. He added,”Suresh got further angry due to distrust of the party in the armed forces.” Also Read - Delhi Police Busts Interstate Gunrunners' Racket; Two Arrested, 10 Pistols Seized
However, AAP alleged that the Delhi Police had planted the man. “Delhi Police planting that man belonged to AAP, this is really shameful given the fact that the attacker’s wife has herself said he was a Modi Bhakt and did not like anyone talking against Modi,” said AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj. Also Read - Delhi Chalo LIVE UPDATES: Protesting Farmers On Way To Delhi Face Water Cannons In Haryana
“This is the same Delhi Police which had planted earlier that no ‘mirchi attack’ happened on the chief minister. It was later when the Delhi government provided CCTV footage to Delhi Police that left its political masters red faced,” he added.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia slammed the BJP after the incident. “Do (Narendra) Modi and Amit Shah want Kejriwal to be murdered,” Sisodia tweeted, attacking the prime minister and the BJP chief.
He said the BJP could not break the morale of Kejriwal, nor could not defeat him in elections in five years. “Now you want him removed form your way like this. You cowards,” he said in a tweet in Hindi.
Kejriwal was atop an open jeep when the man wearing a red t-shirt jumped onto the vehicle and slapped the chief minister before he was pulled off the jeep.