Indian Mujahideen plans to abduct Kejriwal: Delhi Police

Kejriwal urged "police to stop playing politics. Rather than giving security to me, let them deploy these men for aam aadmi's security."

New Delhi | Published:January 19, 2014 9:11 pm
Kejriwal has been declining to take security cover keeping up with his Aam Aadmi Party's policy to end VIP culture in politics. (PTI) Kejriwal has been declining to take security cover keeping up with his Aam Aadmi Party’s policy to end VIP culture in politics. (PTI)

Terror outfit Indian Mujahideen has plans to abduct Arvind Kejriwal for release of its key member Yaseen Bhatkal, police said but the Chief Minister on Sunday doubted the police version and refused to take security.

A team from the security wing of Delhi Police has briefed Kejriwal about intelligent inputs about the terror outfit’s plan and requested him to take ‘Z’ category security cover but Kejriwal declined to oblige, the top sources said.

Senior Police officials said that they have received an input in this regard from intelligence agencies and conveyed it to Kejriwal.

“I am not afraid of my life. As I said, I strongly believe in God. Will not take any security,” Kejriwal said.

In a series of tweets, the Chief Minister accused the police of leaking out the information and questioned “is Delhi police and central govt playing politics with my security”.

“Police officials met me in afternoon. Informed me abt threat. Asked me not to disclose it to media. Den dey themselves went and told media.  By announcing this, haven’t police made me vulnerable. Now anyone can attack and it wud be said that Bhatkal’s men did it,” he said in his tweets.

The Chief Minister also urged “police to stop playing politics. Rather than giving security to me, let them deploy these men for aam aadmi’s security.”

“Is Delhi police so foolish or r they playing politics? At whose instance?,” he said.

Kejriwal has been declining to take security cover keeping up with his Aam Aadmi Party’s policy to end VIP culture in politics.

Bhatkal was arrested from Indo-Nepal border on August 27 last year.

Bhatkal, who hails from Bhatkal village in Udupi district of north Karnataka, was allegedly involved in a string of terror attacks in Ahmedabad, Surat, Bangalore, Pune, Delhi and Hyderabad, the NIA had said.

He was earlier associated with the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and is alleged to have hatched a conspiracy with others to wage a war against India.

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    Mo
    Jan 19, 2014 at 5:08 pm
    Has, Ha ,ha ha ha ha ha ha hah ha ha ha hah.Good luck to them. Kejri is a liability to any one..
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      Srini
      Jan 20, 2014 at 3:28 am
      if there is threat perception, keep the CM in loop and tell him what all things you have taken to stop this.. Instead you go to the public to make the CM take security without actually providing it.
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        Srini
        Jan 20, 2014 at 3:31 am
        it is not the CM you are trying to protect but yourself. when you dont respect the elcted representatives, nor when the public raises issues of their safety, what were you doing. Cleaning the shoes of politicians or being their personal servants. Here is a man who gave 1 cr to a policeman family as compensation and you blame him for everything. People believe the CM than you.
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          Sunil
          Jan 20, 2014 at 1:37 am
          My only request to the Indian Govt is NOT to trade places with Yasin Bhatkal. Its with a lot of sacrifices by the security forces that we have got him. If such a thing as kidnapping does happen, I think we should prefer to keep Yasin Bhatkal with us.
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