Delhi govt seeks police probe into protests of women activists against Arvind Kejriwal - Firstpost

Delhi govt seeks police probe into protests of women activists against Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi government on Friday sought a high-level police probe into the incident of protest by a group of BJP women activists against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at the railway station, while calling it a result of a "conspiracy" to attack the AAP chief.

Home Minister Satyendar Jain and other party leaders condemned Thursday's incident in which Kejriwal was "pushed and shoved", and also sought action against the people who were "instigated" to enter the railway premises.

Women protesting against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. PTI

Women protesting against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. PTI

"It is a result of a conspiracy to attack the chief minister. His entire security details and itinerary are divulged by the city police, so that people could know when and where to attack him. This was a serious breach of security," Jain alleged.

He was speaking at a session in the House of the Delhi Assembly and also said that "If Kejriwal gets attacked then BJP will pay the price."

"We will get it (railway station incident) probed by Delhi Police Commissioner and its report should be tabled in the Assembly," he said. Jain and other AAP leaders also asked if any permission was sought before staging the protest, and why both Delhi and railway police remained "mute spectators" to the entire scene.

"The incident did not take place outside the railway station. These women entered the platform and went all the way near the chief minister. Were platform tickets bought by them? Was anyone detained or questioned by the police after this incident," the Delhi Home Minister asked.

Jain also made a reference about a past incident at Chhatarsal Stadium when a woman sprayed ink on Kejriwal in public. "So many central ministers stay in Delhi. How many of them have had their security compromised? We never ask for security, but if there is a threat to a CM's life, then shouldn't the police respond," he said.

AAP has already dubbed the protest a "pre-planned" attack. The activists led by Delhi BJP Mahila Morcha president Kamaljeet Sehrawat and party spokesman Praveen Kapoor raised slogans and waved bangles towards Kejriwal, when he arrived on Thursday at platform number 1 to board a train for Punjab at around 7 am.

Laxmi Nagar MLA Nitin Tyagi said Kejriwal is being attacked because Opposition (BJP) is losing in Punjab, Gujarat and Goa elections. "The kind of security details divulged about Kejriwal, I want to ask had Vijender Guptaji or Jagdish Pradhanji or any other BJP leader been the CM, would it still be divulged," he said.

Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra said the incident has dealt a severe blow to the "image of Delhi, Railways and our country at large. And it will take at least 10 year to restore that image."

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