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Kejriwal slapped by former supporter says Delhi Police

May 6, 2019

The Delhi Police has claimed that a supporter of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) slapped Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a roadshow as he was unhappy and dissatisfied with the behaviour of the party leaders.

Kejriwal was standing in an open jeep when a man jumped onto the vehicle and slapped the chief minister before being pulled off the jeep. The 33-year-old man has been identified as Suresh, a scrap dealer and supporter of AAP who also worked as a organiser of the party's rallies and meetings.

An enquiry by a DCP-level officer has been ordered to enquire as to how this person was allowed to be in the reception or proximate group. - Anil Mittal, Additional Public Relations Officer, Delhi Police

Suresh has apparently told the police that over time he became unhappy with the behaviour of AAP leaders. He became even more angry due to the party's distrust of the armed forces. No police complaint has been registered in the matter as police did not receive any complaint.

In a statement, the Delhi Police said "He was wearing a cap (which he later took off) and scarf of the AAP, and was in the reception group of the CM. No one objected to him being there as he had been an organiser for the party. He was standing near the front right tyre of the Gypsy. He took off the scarf, climbed the bonnet and attempted to assault the CM"..

The AAP has however alleged that the Delhi Police had placed Suresh there and that he was a supporter of another party.

"Delhi Police planting that man belonged to AAP, this is really shameful given the fact that the attacker's wife has herself said he was a Modi Bhakt and did not like anyone talking against Modi", said AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj. "This is the same Delhi Police which had planted earlier that no ''mirchi attack'' happened on the chief minister. It was later when the Delhi government provided CCTV footage to Delhi Police that left its political masters red faced".

Suresh was immediately overpowered and saved from the agitated supporters and taken to hospital for medical treatment. The roadshow then started and continued as per the schedule.

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