Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was allegedly shoved around at the Delhi railway station while he was to take a train to Punjab for a three-day visit. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) accused the Delhi Police of compromising on Kejriwal’s security and termed the jostle as “huge security breach.”
As the AAP chief walked into the station to board the Shatabdi Express, women protesters gathered around and started sloganeering against Sandeep Kumar, AAP minister who was sacked on charges of rape.
Kumar was caught on tape with a woman who claimed that the AAP minister raped her. Sandeep was subsequently suspended from the party and arrested.
Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia took on BJP and termed the protest as a conspiracy. In a series of tweets in Hindi, Kejriwal’s deputy blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP for the attacks.
AAP also accused the Delhi Police of leaking Kejriwal’s schedule.
Later, AAP tweeted saying that women approached the AAP Chief for selfies in the train.
The Delhi Police refused security to Kejriwal in Punjab. claiming that they do not have any jurisdiction outside Delhi.
Press trust of India (PTI) quoted a senior Delhi police official saying, “We have not refused him security. He is leaving Delhi for Punjab for five days. As per the security norms, if he travels by train or car, we are supposed to drop him at the first destination in that state and after that, the state police takes over.”