New Delhi: It took everyone by surprise, when a shoe was hurled at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at a press conference here by a man on Saturday.
Who is this man?
The attacker, identified as Ved Prakash (28), is the general secretary of Aam Aadmi Sena (a breakaway group of AAP).
Police said the man is a resident of Begampur in North-West Delhi and is a property dealer. He has been arrested.
Why did he throw shoe at Arvind Kejriwal?
Ved Prakash said he was angry with the Chief Minister for not taking action against those involved in alleged irregularities in distribution of CNG stickers.
Prakash talked about alleged irregularities in distribution of CNG stickers which are required for CNG-run cars to get exemption from the restrictions of the odd-even scheme.
He alleged that the stickers were being sold for Rs 1,000 each at a CNG station near CGO complex in Lodhi Road.
He claimed he had done a sting operation about it on April 7 and that the CD contained it.
What did he say before throwing shoe?
"Arvind ji one minute please, I have conducted a sting on CNG sticker scam. One CNG sticker is being distributed for Rs 1,000. Why are you doing this? Why don't you take action against this?," Prakash said before throwing the 'CD' and shoe.
The shoe did not hit Kejriwal as an official quickly shielded him and caught the missile. However, the incident triggered angry reaction from AAP which sought to link BJP to the incident.