Delhi Police’s Denial of Security to Kejriwal a Conspiracy: AAP

Kejriwal’s office received a letter saying his life was under threat and that the Delhi Secretariat would be bombed.

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Arvind Kejriwal being escorted out as women protest against him in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

The Aam Aadmi Party on Friday alleged there was a “conspiracy” behind Delhi Police’s “refusal” to provide security to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during his stay in Punjab at a time when he faces “severe threats” that are currently being probed.

The CM’s office had received a letter, containing information on threat to Kejriwal’s life and alleged plans to bomb his official residence and the Delhi Secretariat, which was forwarded to the Police, AAP said.

Delhi Police is yet to track down all the suspects. Probe is on, still it announced withdrawal of security to CM, when he visits Punjab. With such serious and severe threats facing the CM, how can security be denied? Who is behind this conspiracy?
AAP statement

Delhi government’s Special Secretary (Home) had written to the Police Commissioner on 18 August to take urgent action on a complaint letter signed by Shiv Nandan Sharma, a computer operator employed in the Delhi Police headquarters. The letter, forwarded to the Chief Minister’s Office, alleged that two people, Akram and Murlidhar Khare, were planning to bomb the CM’s residence and Delhi Secretariat.

When police tracked down Sharma, he denied having written any such letter, saying someone had “misused” his name. However, he said that he knows the two suspects as they worked in Delhi Civil Defence together.

Police subsequently made Akram join the enquiry during the course of which he pinned the entire blame on Murlidhar, who is yet to be tracked down as his contact numbers and address available in the Civil Defence Directorate are false.

Asked about AAP’s claim that Police had denied security to Kejriwal during his Punjab tour, a senior police official said the decision was as per the rule book with regard to Chief Minister’s security.

Delhi Police personnel can accompany the Chief Minister for up to 72 hours if he goes out of Delhi, afterwards it’s the responsibility of the concerned state police to provide him security.

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