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Manhandling of the Chief Minister a serious ‘security breach’: AAP

Friday, Sep 9, 2016,13:23 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Accusing the Delhi Police of leaking sensitive information about Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s whereabouts after he was manhandled by protesters, the AAP termed the development as a “security breach”.

Activists led by Delhi BJP women’s wing president Kamaljeet Sehrawat and party spokesman Praveen Kapoor raised slogans and waved bangles towards Kejriwal, who arrived at platform number 1 at New Delhi railway station to board a train for Punjab at around 7 AM.

The party alleged the Delhi Police officials present at the venue watched the incident as it unfolded without making any attempts to prevent it.

“The Delhi Police had planted news across sections of the media that it was not going to provide security to the CM during his 5-day visit to Punjab.

“The events of today morning must be seen in the context of the Delhi Police’s open declaration that the CM would be unprotected. Is the Delhi Police leaking out sensitive information regarding the whereabouts of the CM to mischievous and potentially dangerous elements?” the party said.

Senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh alleged that the police first informed the BJP that Kejriwal would not be given any security cover and then got the Chief Minister attacked.

“Is Modi ji conspiring with the Delhi Police and the BJP to attack Arvind Kejriwal? Was the morning episode a rehearsal to it,” Sisodia tweeted.

The Delhi Police had yesterday turned down the request from Kejriwal’s office to send security personnel to Punjab by road, a day before his visit to the state.

“Modi ji’s Police first told the BJP to provide security cover and then got Arvind Kejriwal attacked. Is any conspiracy brewing against the Chief Minister,” Singh tweeted.

The party also questioned how did BJP activists know minute details of Kejriwal’s itinerary and why did the Delhi Police officials behave like mute spectators?

“The most shocking part in this episode has been that the Delhi Police did not act to protect the CM despite express concerns conveyed by the CM’s office and the Chief Secretary’s office to the Delhi Police after the word was out that the CM would not have protection,” the party alleged.

The AAP said the incident also exposed the systematic coordination between BJP and the Police and shows a shocking misuse of Police forces by the BJP for their political ends.