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Attacker has not yet revealed his motive, say investigators

Attacker has not yet revealed his motive, say investigators

New Delhi: "I am Azaad Hindustan" were the words repeatedly uttered by 40-year-old Anil Kumar Sharma, the man who assaulted Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, when he was grilled by investigators.

When asked about his motive for the attack on Tuesday at the Delhi Secretariat, Sharma gave incoherent replies to every single question.

Sources told Millennium Post that whenever he was asked a question, Sharma immediately spurted out answers, all the while claiming his name to be Azaad Hindustan and continuously chanting 'Bharat Mata ki Jai'.

"No clear motive had come even when he was interrogated by the Special Cell, IB (Intelligence Bureau) and local police. Whenever questions were repeated, he gave different versions but all in a convincing manner," said sources.

When asked about the packet of chilli powder, sources said Sharma had carried it in his bag. "From where he got is under investigation," they said.

Investigators further said that when asked his job, Sharma claimed he is capable of doing any "executive job".

"He told us he can work on Tally SAP, business development, store management, purchase order, vendor management what etc," said sources, adding that Sharma also gave conflicting versions about his family background.

Police are now making all-round efforts to search his family.

Cops added that during interrogation, Sharma denied having any political affiliations.

Meanwhile, cops are also investigating the testimony of the accused.

Sources further said that the decision to register a suo motu case was registered against Sharma was taken late Tuesday night, after no complaint was received from the Chief Minister's office.

Efforts are also being made to trace the person(s) who helped Sharma entering the Secretariat. Cops claimed there were no security lapse involved.

"The person had a proper pass, which was issued from grievances cell of the CM's office," police said.

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