Govt allegations unfounded: Bassi

Govt allegations unfounded: Bassi

Submits report on ink attack to Rajnath

Amid Delhi government’s claims of inadequate security provided to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Police Commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi on Monday said the allegations were “misconceived and unfounded”.

Bassi also met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and submitted a report over Sunday’s ink-throwing incident.

The woman who threw the ink was on Monday remanded to policecustody for a day.
On Sunday, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had blamed police after a woman threw ink in Kejriwal at north Delhi’s Chhatrasal Stadium.

“Any such allegations are misconceived and unfounded. I want to make it clear that necessary arrangements were made at the venue and there was no lapse in security,” Bassi told media.

Bassi said the woman has been arrested and a probe is underway. When asked about Kejriwal's security, Bassi did not share details and maintained that adequate security has always been in place and it shall continue to be so.

According to police, law and order arrangements were made for Chhatrasal Stadium as per the practice for Chief Minister functions.

“In fact enhanced police deployment was made for law and order maintenance in view of the large crowd expected to attend the function,” said Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Deepak Mishra.

The deployment included a company of Delhi Armed Police and police personnel from local police. “As far as personal security of the CM is concerned, adequate cover is provided by Delhi Police which includes escort, pilot and PSOs (personal security officers),” Mishra added.

Police said that a team of security unit had also performed anti-sabotage check before the function and the team was at the stadium at the time of incident.

On Monday, the accused in the case, 26-year-old Bhavna Arora, was sent to a day in police custody. She claims to be the in-charge of the Punjab unit of Aam Aadmi Sena. Metropolitan Magistrate Sunil Kumar gave the order after police produced her before Rohini District Courts.

In closed-door proceedings, police told the court that Bhavna’s custody was required to unearth the truth behind the incident and to probe whether she conspired with other party workers.

Bhavna is a resident of Rama Vihar in outer Delhi’s Rohini. She faces charges under sections 186 (obstructing public servant) and 353 (assault) of the Indian Penal Code.

Police custody
The advocate appearing for Arora in the metropolitan magistrate Sunil Kumar’s court opposed the police’s custody plea and sought bail for the accused, reports PTI.
The counsel claimed that the offence committed by Arora was not serious and being a woman, she should be released.

Arora had thrown ink on Kejriwal when he was addressing a ‘thanksgiving’ rally at Chhatrasal Stadium here on Sunday following the “success” of his government’s odd-even experiment, prompting angry reaction from the AAP government which termed the incident as a part of “BJP conspiracy”.