Man held for throwing ink at Delhi’s Deputy CM Manish Sisodia outside Raj Niwas

The man, identified as Brijesh Chand Shukla, suddenly threw ink at the minister.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: September 20, 2016 3:49 am
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A 39-year-old man was arrested for throwing ink at Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia outside the residence of Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung Monday. The accused was disgruntled over Sisodia’s visit to foreign countries when the capital is grappling with an outbreak of vector-borne diseases. Right after the incident, Sisodia blamed the BJP and the Congress for their “dirty politics”.

The incident took place Monday morning while Sisodia was briefing the media about his meeting with Jung outside the LG’s house. The man, identified as Brijesh Chand Shukla, suddenly threw ink at the minister.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (north) Madhur Verma told The Indian Express that Shukla was apprehended from the spot by police personnel deployed outside the LG’s residence. “He has been booked under sections 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace),” said the DCP.

According to police, Shukla is the president of the Swaraj Janata Party and a social activist.

Asked why he threw ink at Sisodia, Shukla said he was unhappy with the minister for visiting foreign countries while Delhi is reeling under an outbreak of dengue and chikungunya. Sources said he told police the same during questioning.

Unfazed by the attack, Sisodia reached into his car and grabbed a handkerchief to wipe his hands. “The BJP and Congress have nothing to with the people of Delhi. They only play ink politics,” he said.

He added that the AAP government was working hard to improve health and education, while the BJP-run MCDs and the Congress which was in power for years had ruined the city’s health and education facilities.

The opposition, meanwhile, condemned the ink attack on Sisodia and said such undemocratic ways of protest has no place in a democracy.

However, the BJP held the AAP government “responsible” for the attack and said such a situation has arisen due their “negligence” and “insensitivity” towards the problems of the public following the spurt in cases of dengue and chikungunya.

Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay said, “BJP condemns the ink-throwing incident on the Deputy CM. We believe that in democracy, there is no such way to protest, like throwing ink or shoe and slapping leaders.. Unfortunately it is Kejriwal’s party which gave political approval when it made Jarnail Singh an MLA (who hurled shoe at P Chidambaram). Now it is facing the same.”

Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken termed the ink attack “highly condemnable”.

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    Chander Pal
    Sep 19, 2016 at 11:40 pm
    AAP has now become the epicentre of ultra negativism. Blaming every one for all that goes wrong and always appearing to be holier than thau worked for a few days, not any more. No doubt delhi voters have been denied a responsible government that works
    1. A
      Ashok Gupta
      Sep 20, 2016 at 5:03 am
      1. B
        Sep 20, 2016 at 9:12 am
        People/Media are blaming AAP like they have bred and grown mosquito in their homes. People/Media should ask MCD (under bhakt govt) and Delhites those who are solely responsible for the cleanliness of the Delhi and people should ask Jung who recently took control of the health department by appointing his favorite and sent him on long;br/gt;Don't be a bhakt.. be a human...
        1. B
          Sep 20, 2016 at 4:17 am
          Jhumla fekus have nothing better to do. Anti social animals of corrupt jhumla party.
          1. B
            Sep 20, 2016 at 4:19 am
            Police is with antisocial jhumlas. He will be easily let go.
            1. H
              Sep 20, 2016 at 6:02 am
              what an utter disrespect the Ink
              1. P
                Sep 20, 2016 at 5:52 am
                At the same time, the Delhi government should also improve their system of addressing issues and public complaints in a time bound manner. It seems that the culprit had written several letters to the minsters which remained unanswered. They should designate authorities which should respond to matters highlighted by the public. It is a shame that in the capital of India rain water logging that could have been easily prevented to a good extent needed a rebuke by the court.
              2. P
                Sep 20, 2016 at 5:44 am
                Why no one tries such a retaliation on the Heads of MCD and LG. Everyone knows that the Delhi government is struggling with the authority issue. Even court has ruled against its authority. LG can directly order the MCD and penalize them for inefficiency. Is he doing that? Why is LG not sacking the officials involved in all the mismanagement, despite so many deaths? Court has also highlighted how the water logging problem could have been made much less severe by cleaning drains on lt;br/gt;time. But, some among the public still want to target politicians such as Sisodia because he is one of them. Using the facilities against his designation is his right also. At least, as long as the matter of authority is undecided, people should punish others also who always claim to have the authority over and above the Delhi government. We should take a balanced view of situations.
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