New Delhi: A man was arrested under The Arms Act after a live bullet was seized from him during checking when he went to visit chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday. The man was among the Muslim clerics who had gone to the CM with a request to increase the salary by Waqf Board. Also Read - Coronavirus Tests in Delhi Highest in The World, 3057 Tests Conducted Per Million; Says Arvind Kejriwal
The man, identified as Imran, told cops that he found the bullets in the donation of a mosque, kept it in his wallet and later forgot about it. The police are investigating the matter. Also Read - AAP's Raghav Chadha Tears Up Slum Demolition Notice, Says Will Move Supreme Court Against Centre
This comes days after a man allegedly threw chilli powder at Kejriwal outside his office in the Secretariat. The man had packed the chilli powder in a cigarette packet. Following the incident, the Aam Aadmi Party had blamed both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Delhi Police accusing them of protecting the attacker. Also Read - Surge in COVID Cases Due to Increased Testing, Situation Under Control, Says Kejriwal; Warns Against Complacency
“They all want to kill me. There would not be any CM, who has been attacked four times in two years. I have become eyesore for them,” Kejriwal had said.
Hitting out at Delhi police and Narendra Modi-led Centre, AAP’s national spokespersons Saurabh Bharadwaj had said,“Rogue elements who are attacking the Delhi Chief Minister are backed by the BJP. They wanted to attack the Chief Minister even on the inauguration of Signature Bridge. The message from the Central Government and the Delhi Police is clear – anyone can attack the Delhi CM. The attacker will be protected by police and no action will be taken.”
Earlier, the Delhi CM was attacked with ink, shoes and slippers while campaigning for elections.