Elected CM of a state is being detained in this manner, have you ever seen this: AAP

Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia was also detained at Parliament Street police station for nearly seven hours after he met the family of the deceased at RML Hospital.

Written by MAYURA JANWALKAR | New Delhi | Updated: November 3, 2016 12:59 pm
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In an unprecedented move, the Delhi Police detained Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and deputy CM Manish Sisodia at different locations on Wednesday after they tried to meet the family of ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal, who allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday.

After being restrained from leaving Lady Hardinge Hospital premises — where he wanted to meet Grewal’s family members — for close to four hours on Wednesday, Kejriwal was ‘formally detained’ by the police and whisked taken to R K Puram police station around 7.30 pm. The chief minister was accompanied by his personal secretary, Bibhav Kumar, and media advisor Arunoday Prakash. He was released late in the night.

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Kejriwal, who sat in the front seat of his Innova in the hospital premises for hours in the evening, said, “I don’t understand why anybody would stop me from meeting the family of the soldier. This is not politics. As chief minister, it’s my duty. But the BJP fears that it will be exposed.” He said that he had spoken to the son of the deceased subhedar Ram Kishan Grewal over the phone and had come to know that the family was manhandled by the police.

AAP government’s labour minister Gopal Rai was also detained along with Kejriwal — first at Lady Hardinge and later at R K Puram police station — said, “The elected CM of a state is being being detained in this manner. Have you ever seen anything like this?”

Kejriwal said, “This is hooliganism and dictatorship. They (BJP) said they carried our surgical strikes and sought votes on account on the bravery of our soldiers. But they did not implement OROP. They cut down on the disability pension of ex-servicemen. This is how they treat our soldiers. The PM has lied to the country. He must apologise.”

Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia was also detained at Parliament Street police station for nearly seven hours after he met the family of the deceased at RML Hospital.

After Kejriwal was brought to R K Puram, AAP leaders Kumar Vishwas, Sanjay Singh and Dilip Pandey arrived with other AAP MLAs, volunteers, a microphone and speaker in tow.

Minutes after his release, Sisodia joined other AAP leaders outside R K Puram police station in the protest against the chief minister’s detention.

They sat outside the police station beyond police barricades shouting slogans of ‘Tanashahi nahi chalegi’, ‘Modi teri khul gayi pol, halla bol, halla bol’ and ‘goondagardi ki sarkar, nahi chalegi’.

What transpired

Tuesday, 1.09 pm: Grewal consumed poison near Jawahar Bhawan in Delhi Lutyens Zone. He dies at 5.30 pm at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.

Wednesday, 11 am: AAP MLA Commando Surender Singh reaches RML hospital.

1 pm: Special Commissioner of Police M K Meena, DCP Jatin Narwal, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Kumar Gyanesh arrive, try to convince AAP leaders and family members to leave the premises.

1.30 pm: Deputy CM Manish Sisodia reaches hospital, starts talking to Grewal’s son. Two policemen request Sisodia to leave. More officers join them and shove Sisodia and Singh inside a police bus, take them to Parliament Street Police station.

2.15 pm: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi arrives at RML. He tries to enter but police do not let him in.

2.30 pm: Surjewal, AAP MLA Kiran Chaudhary and Grewal’s family members taken to Mandir Marg police station, later shifted to Connaught Place police station; Gandhi released.

3 pm: CM Arvind Kejriwal reaches Lady Hardinge Hospital. Police barricade entry. CM hears family is detained at Connaught Place police station. He tries to leave but police do not let him go.

5 pm: Gandhi, along with other senior leaders, march towards Connaught Place. They are detained and taken to Tilak Marg police station.

7.15 pm: CM taken to R K Puram police station, kept till late evening.

8.30 pm: All leaders detained at various police stations released except Kejriwal.

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    prakash gotimukul
    Nov 3, 2016 at 9:37 am
    Have u ever seen a CM behaving like a naxalite, Shoot, n scoot, not bothered abt a state given, where 5 out of 6 ministers are ccriminals in jail................NO. I have seen him and am ready to spit on his face.
    1. K
      Nov 3, 2016 at 11:09 pm
      These centrally administered areas executives should have designation as lieutenant chief minister instead of chief minister just like we have lieutenant governor.
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        IML sood
        Nov 3, 2016 at 2:54 am
        This joker Khujli and his Aaptards do not under stand that he is a CM of UT under direct control of LG and police force is not under Delhi administration.Perhaps reporters is reporting the ranting of these morons who think Khujli as a super CM.Such a shameless person as CM of even UT is a disgrace to political system where a person by playing tricks and frauds can grab power, perhaps Delhi public one time mistake is proving costly.
        1. I
          Nov 3, 2016 at 7:11 am
          A monkey called by any other name, is still a monkey.
          1. M
            Nov 3, 2016 at 2:06 am
            Kejri you are not fit to be Cm.you sre degrading consutional post.Humble request to all journlist not to give weightage to him.
            1. M
              Nov 3, 2016 at 6:39 am
              Ask your mother how she got molested by invaded VETICAN or was she got bent over and got converted you basta-red.
              1. M
                Nov 3, 2016 at 6:36 am
                Ask your mother who bent over in front of invaded VETICAN you .
                1. M
                  Nov 3, 2016 at 1:05 am
                  Nothing making news about AAP. Something needed to be done!
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