A man threw red chilli powder at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inside the Delhi secretariat on Tuesday. The attacker, who was identified as Anil Kumar, was detained following the attack.
According to news agency PTI, the attack took place outside the chief minister's chamber on the third floor when he was leaving for lunch.
#WATCH: CCTV visuals of the incident that took place at Delhi's Central Secretariat where chilli powder fell from a man's hand. He had come to meet Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal with his grievances. Investigation underway whether it was an attack or powder fell unintentionally pic.twitter.com/OlRrScpmC2
— ANI (@ANI) November 20, 2018
The attacker was taken by the police to Indraprastha estate police station.
The man came to the secretariat on the pretext of giving a letter to Kejriwal. He handed the note to the Chief Minister and touched his feet, during which the chilli powder fell from his hand.
He then tried to smear the remaining powder on Kejriwal's face, but was caught by some people.
This is not the first incident of such attack on the Delhi Chief Minister. In April 2014, Kejriwal was slapped by a man during a roadshow in the national capital. The roadshow was passing through Dakshinpuri area of south Delhi when the man climbed on to the open in which Kejriwal was travelling. The man then slapped and punched Kejriwal.
Prior to that, a man had punched and made attempts to slap Kejriwal during a roadshow in Haryana.
An ink attack was also carried out at Kejriwal in Varanasi ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Eggs were also hurled at his car in the holy city, where he had contested the elections against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.