'Security of Delhi Secretariat is responsibility of police'
New Delhi: A man threw chilli powder at the Delhi Chief Minister outside his office in the Delhi Secretariat on Tuesday at the behest of the BJP, Delhi Chief Minister's officials accused. While the security of the Delhi Secretariat is the responsibility of Delhi Police and there have been numerous incidents of security breaches in the recent past, they said.
They also claimed the Delhi Police of being lax in providing him adequate security and that this was the third attempt to harm him in less than a month.
The AAP alleged that water bottles were thrown at Kejriwal by North-East MP and Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari and his supporters at the inauguration ceremony of the Signature Bridge on November 4. "The Delhi Police has not only failed to file an FIR against Tiwari despite videos of him 'assaulting' police officers and instigating a mob, but also filed a case against Chief Minister Kejriwal, the victim of the violence," said Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
Another CM official accused the police of working as "front organisation of the BJP". He added that while Kejriwal was speaking, BJP workers could be seen in videos throwing projectiles, including bottles, on to the stage. "Around the time of Dussehra, an unidentified man had barged inside Kejriwal's residence and had tried to attack the CM," said Saurabh Bhardwaj.
Instead of owning up its serious lapses, the Delhi Police is spreading lies under political pressure.
What was the compulsion of Delhi Police to deny the attack till the CCTV footage exposed it, CMO official asked. It is not enough that Delhi Minister Imran Hussain was assaulted inside Delhi Secretariat last February and Delhi Police has registered FIR against Delhi Secretariat staff but I P Estate Police station could not detain a single person.
AAP leaders alleged that the police was not properly investigating his complaint about being mobbed and assaulted by some officials a day after the alleged attack on chief secretary Anshu Prakash. Delhi government will explore all legal options to deal with the situation.