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Sharma giving incoherent statements, say police

Sharma giving incoherent statements, say police

New Delhi: The 40-year-old Anil Kumar Sharma who was detained by Delhi Police for attacking Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi Secretariat is giving incoherent statements regarding the incident on Tuesday. The city police claimed that there was no security lapse in the secretariat as the culprit entered the government institution with proper permission.

An investigator questioning the accused claimed that he is saying that he is Desh Bhakt and Bharat Mata ki Jai when he is being asked the reason behind the incident.

"He is not giving any proper answer about the reason. His questioning is going on," said the investigator. The Delhi Police press statement on the incident claimed that when CM was coming out of his chamber, Sharma, a resident of Naraina, tried to hand over his complaint to the CM, who in turn passed it on to a staff member.

The statement further claimed that in the meantime, Sharma bowed to touch the feet of Arvind Kejriwal and the CM security tried to remove him and it resulted in the dropping of specs of the CM. Subsequently, security personnel removed him aside and found him carrying a pouch in his hand, which got torn and apparently containing chilly powder. Sharma was visiting the Secretariat on reference from some staff. He has been detained for further questioning.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) and PRO Madhur Verma stated that there was no security lapse in the case. "The person had proper pass which was issued from grievances cell of CM office," the DCP said. He further claimed that due to the alertness of security staff, the accused was not able to throw the chilli powder.

An alleged CCTV footage of the incident clearly shows that the person placed his hand on Kejriwal's face. Police sources claimed that the accused was carrying the chilli powder inside a tobacco packet which was not detected by the metal detector present in the secretariat. Police sources claimed that they have not received any complaint so far and they may seek the CM's statement on the issue.

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