Kejriwal ink-attack: Cop guarding CM was asked to get off stage?

One cop from Kejriwal's security detail has told his seniors that he was asked to step down from the dais when the CM was addressing the rally.

Updated: Jan 19, 2016, 09:45 AM IST
PlayKejriwal ink-attack: Cop guarding CM was asked to get off stage?

New Delhi: The Arvind Kejriwal ink attack case is getting murkier by the day. Even as the Aam Aadmi Party continues to see a 'deep-rooted conspiracy' behind the incident, the Delhi Police has denied the allegation that the Chief Minister was not provided adequate security.

As per a report in The Times of India, one cop from Kejriwal's security detail has told his seniors that he was asked to step down from the dais when the CM was addressing the rally at Chhatrasal Stadium on Jan 17.

The cop – in-charge of security of CM's periphery - in question has reportedly alleged that he was asked by Kejriwal's PA to get off the dais and passed instruction to others there to not allow anyone in uniform on the dais.

The TOI report further adds that several cops have complained to the Delhi Police top brass that the CM, on several occasions, stopped them from accompanying him.

Some of the log book entries suggest that Kejriwal has left home/office a number of times to undisclosed locations without security escort, the newspaper adds.

Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi has also been assertive in rejecting AAP's charge that the police had failed to provide adequate security to the Delhi CM.

It is important note here that Delhi Police provides Kejriwal Z+ security which mandates a security detail of 51 personnel.