New Delhi, Nov 21 (PTI) The 40-year-old man, who allegedly flung chilli powder at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, had broken glass panes at the reception area of the Delhi Secretariat one-and-a-half years ago after he failed to get an audience with the CM, police said. Also Read - Even Police Not Safe: Robbers Break Into Crime Branch Inspector's House in Meerut, Steal Valuables Worth Lakhs

The accused, Anil Sharma, was arrested on Tuesday and was interrogated jointly by the local police, Special Cell and Intelligence Bureau. Also Read - Meerut Man Who Left Internet in Disgust by Spitting on Rotis Arrested in UP

During interrogation, he claimed that he had tried to meet Kejriwal one-and-a-half-years ago but after he could not meet him, he broke the glass panes in the reception area of Delhi Secretariat. Also Read - With Father Dead & Mother in Mental Hospital, 14-Year-Old Boy Adopted by Meerut Police Station

Police said they will be verifying his claims and are further probing the matter.

He told the investigators he is married and has a daughter. His wife stays with her parents in Haridwar.

He graduated from a university in Meerut and was employed as a contractual worker with a company in Gurgaon at a salary of Rs 14,000 per month, he told police.

He told sleuths that he was earlier addicted to ganja but had quit drugs.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.