STAFF REPORTER / NEW DELHI
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal faced another attack at his secretariat today. A man who hands Delhi Chief a letter outside his office, swoops down to touch his feet, gets up and forcefully smears chilli powder on his face.
The incident took place inside one of the capital city’s most protected buildings today, the Delhi Secretariat, provoking outrage from Mr Kejriwal’s party and even critics.
The attacker, identified as 40-year-old Anil Kumar Sharma, has been taken into custody, the police said. However, they said they were investigating if the chilli powder “fell unintentionally”.
Arvind Kejriwal was leaving for lunch after finishing up meetings when the incident took place outside his chamber on the third floor, AAP lawmaker Alka Lamba said.
A random person reached near to the chamber of Delhi Chief Minister where access is not allowed and then attacks the CM by throwing chilly powder on him.
And clearly the Delhi Police is seen nowhere to stop this threatening attack on the CM. pic.twitter.com/YWBTik0z9E
— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) November 20, 2018
She accused the Delhi Police, which is controlled by the BJP-led central government, of “completely failing” to ensure the Chief Minister’s security.
“The Delhi Police has repeatedly failed to stop anti-social elements from entering the secretariat. They are doing this on the directions of the BJP that rules the centre,” she said.