New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday remanded in one-day police custody a woman who threw ink at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at a public gathering on Sunday.
Metropolitan Magistrate Sunil Kumar allowed Delhi Police to quiz Bhawna Arora, a woman from the Aam Aadmi Party's breakaway group in Punjab, till Tuesday.
Arora was arrested on Monday after she threw ink at Kejriwal, alleging a "CNG scam" in the AAP government. She, however, missed him. The incident took place at an event held here to mark the "success" of the odd-even traffic restriction scheme.
Arora, who appeared to be in her 20s, came close to the lectern when Kejriwal was delivering his speech, waved some papers towards him, and then threw ink at the chief minister. Some ink also fell on the chief minister and those standing close to him.
The incident happened around 4:50 pm. when Kejriwal was five minutes into his address at the rally organised by the city government to thank people of Delhi for making the pilot road-rationing scheme a "grand success".
There was a commotion following the ink attack, forcing Kejriwal to halt his speech for around seven minutes.
He later said, "Leave her. She is referring to some scam...CNG scam. Take the papers from her...Whenever something good is attempted in the country or in Delhi some forces create all sorts of hurdles. As Gopal Rai said, many forces had tried to ensure the odd-even scheme failed," he said.
Reacting sharply to the incident, an agitated Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia slammed Delhi Police, calling the incident a major security lapse and wondered whether it was "sitting in readiness to stage an attack on Kejriwal."
"I can see a BJP conspiracy. They want to take advantage of such a situation and attack Kejriwal and the entire cabinet. They may also kill people because they cannot stand the success of the odd-even scheme and AAP's popularity among the masses. Police is a part of the conspiracy," he told reporters.
With inputs from IANS and PTI