'Man who hurled shoe at Arvind Kejriwal had called BJP Delhi leader before attack'

Smelling conspiracy in the recent shoe attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at a press conference today, senior AAP leader Kapil Mishra on Saturday alleged that the attacker had called up BJP Delhi leader before the attack.

Updated: Apr 09, 2016, 18:22 PM IST
'Man who hurled shoe at Arvind Kejriwal had called BJP Delhi leader before attack'

New Delhi: Smelling conspiracy in the recent shoe attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at a press conference today, senior AAP leader Kapil Mishra on Saturday alleged that the attacker had called up BJP Delhi leader before the attack.

Taking to Twitter, Mishra asked to probe call details of attacker Ved Prakash Sharma, stating he had called the BJP Delhi leader right before attacking.

A shoe was hurled at Kejriwal today by a man who claimed to be from Aam Aadmi Sena, a breakaway group of AAP, during a press conference but it did not hit the AAP chief.

The attacker, identified as Ved Prakash, was detained by police, which quizzed him.

He talked about alleged irregularities in distribution of CNG stickers and claimed that no action has been taken though a complaint was filed by him with the Chief Minister.

The incident occurred during a press conference at Delhi Secretariat here addressed by Kejriwal on roll out of the second phase of the Odd-Even scheme from April 15.

The shoe fell short of the Chief Minister, who had earlier been targeted with ink and was slapped by a man during campaigning for last Assembly election.

The attacker, who is about 26-27 years of age, shouted as he was being whisked away. Kejriwal later continued with the press conference.  Kejriwal later continued with the press conference.  

(With PTI inputs)