Man arrested for carrying live bullet at Kejriwal's residence
New Delhi: Days after the chilli-powder attack on the Delhi Chief Minister inside the Secretariat building, the Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested a man with a live bullet in his possession when he was being frisked by the security personnel at the CM's residence.
The investigating agency claimed that the accused claimed that the recovered cartridge was found in the donation box at his mosque and he wanted to throw it in the Yamuna river but he did not do so and kept it with him in his purse.
According to police, the incident came to light on November 26, around 11.15 am, when one Mohammad Imran (39), a resident of Seelampur, came at the Chief Minister's residence to meet the CM in Janta Darbar in connection with increasing the salary of staff working in Delhi Waqf Board with 12 other Imams and Maulvis.
"During the search and frisking, one live cartridge of .32 bore was recovered from his purse by the security staff deputed at the CM's residence," police said. Thereafter, he was handed over to the local police and a case was registered under sections 25/54/59 Arms Act at Civil Lines police station and he has been arrested in the case.
Police claimed that on interrogation, he disclosed that he is working as a Muajjin (caretaker) in Masjid Bawli Wali, Karol Bagh for last two-three months.
The recovered cartridge was found in the donation box and he had to throw it in the Yamuna river but he did not do so and kept it with him in his purse. The accused is a permanent resident of village Chirauli which comes under Loni in Ghaziabad. He has been sent to Tihar jail.
On the other hand, BJP MLAs led by Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta on Tuesday met Delhi Police Commissioner and urged him to probe the incident of throwing chilli powder at Arvind Kejriwal. They told him that keeping in view a number of discrepancies even in the allegations levelled by the Delhi government and Health Minister Satyender Jain, is a public propaganda being orchestrated by the Aam Adami Party, only a police investigation could solve the riddle. Recently, a man threw chilli powder at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal outside his office in the Secretariat on Tuesday. Police arrested the accused identified as Anil Kumar Sharma.