In the wake of the chilli powder attack on Arvind Kejriwal at the Delhi secretariat, which was followed by another security threat in which an individual was arrested with a gun right outside his residence, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has demanded Z+ security for the Delhi Chief Minister. Citing the recent developments, the party has stated that it will request for the highest level of security for its national convenor.
Speaking about the recent incident which prompted them to ask for the security, AAP MLA Anil Vajpayee said, "It is a mistake by the Delhi police, and there is a clear threat to the life of Delhi CM. The way in which ink is thrown at him, chilli powder is thrown at him, it is something to ponder upon. I demand, even though I have no hope, that the Delhi CM is provided with Z+ security so that there is no threat to his life."
On Tuesday, a man with a pistol was arrested from right outside Kejriwal's residence in the National Capital. It is reported that an individual named Mohammad Imran was holding a .32mm live cartridge when he visited the Janta Darbar of the Delhi CM. He was immediately arrested by the police, and would be presented in front of court later on Tuesday.
According to the accused, he was on the way to surrender the pistol when he reached Kejriwal's residence. In the early investigation, the man has stated that he had no intention of killing the Delhi CM, an had kept it by mistake with himself when he reached the Delhi CM's house.
Last week, Kejriwal faced a major scare after a man, in the pretext of meeting the Delhi CM, tried to attack him using chilli powder. The incident took place on November 20 around 2 pm, when the AAP convenor was on his way for lunch.
It is reported that the accused shouted 'Mai deshbhakt hu' before throwing chilli powder at him. A scuffle broke out between him and the other individuals present at the location, following which he was taken into custody and was then lodged in the Indraprastha police station.
Anil had come to meet Kejriwal, and he wanted to give him a letter. He bent down on the pretext of touching his feet and then fished out chilly powder. Kejriwal tried to stop himduring which he lost his balance and his spectacles fell on floor and was broken. The attacker had also threatened he will shoot the Delhi CM.