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Ink attack politically motivated, meant for publicity: Police to govt

The Delhi government’s home department had sought a report from Police Commissioner B S Bassi, asking him to explain how such an incident could have taken place and what the CM’s security detail was doing at the time.

Written by Alok Singh | Delhi |
Updated: January 20, 2016 6:22:35 am
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Facing allegations of security lapses after a woman threw ink at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a public event Sunday, Delhi Police Tuesday said the incident was a “politically motivated” one to “gain publicity”.

The Delhi government’s home department had sought a report from Police Commissioner B S Bassi, asking him to explain how such an incident could have taken place and what the CM’s security detail was doing at the time.

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In a report compiled for the home department, Delhi Police has claimed that “all possible security measures were taken in advance”, said sources. After receiving information about the function at Chhatrasal stadium, elaborate security arrangements were planned and security units of Delhi Police deployed as per the requirements of Kejriwal’s Z+ security, said the police report.

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Policemen had “checked” the area “well in advance”, stated the report, adding that local security units had also conducted a proper check.

The woman, Bhawna Arora, managed to breach the cordon and crossed the media enclosure, stated the report.

“According to the police report, the woman was spotted immediately and overpowered. However, she was able to take out some CDs, papers and black ink, which she threw towards the dais,” said the source.

Security personnel had formed a protective ring around Kejriwal, who was on the dais, and most of the ink thrown by Arora landed on them, said the report.
All possible security measures were taken to avoid any untoward incident at event, said the report, adding that the ink attack seemed to have been motivated by political reasons to gain publicity, said the source.

Meanwhile, a joint team of local police, the Special Cell and Intelligence Bureau questioned Arora and also cross-checked all the information available about the incident, said sources.

The incident is being investigated further and the police are taking all possible precautionary measures to ensure the security of the chief minister in the future, said the report.

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