New Delhi: The Delhi Police has deployed a Protective Service Officer (PSO) for Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal‘s daughter after the chief minister’s office received an anonymous mail on January 9 that threatened to kidnap Harshita Kejriwal. The matter has been handed over to the cyber cell. Also Read - Delhi Records 10,732 COVID Cases in Highest Ever Single-Day Spike
“We will kidnap your daughter. Do what you can to protect her,” the email from an unknown person read. Also Read - Lockdown in Delhi Only If Health System Collapses, Says CM Kejriwal; Terms 4th COVID Wave 'Extremely Dangerous' | Key Points
Back in the year 2017, Kejriwal had received death threats on his official e-mail following which Police Commissioner Alok Verma was approached by the city government to look into the matter. Also Read - These States May go Under Lockdown Amid COVID-19 Spike | Full List
Sources in the Delhi government had said the death threat was sent to Kejriwal through email for two days in a row. The then Delhi Home Secretary SN Sahay had apprised Police Commissioner Verma about the threat and requested him to look into it.
Sahay had also forwarded the threatening emails to the police commissioner, sources said.
This isn’t the first time that Kejriwal’s family has been threatened. In 2014, a person had posted derogatory remarks on Facebook against Kejriwal’s daughter. The Ghaziabad police had registered a criminal case against the person at that time.