FIR registered against man who slapped Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (Screengrab)
An FIR has been registered against the man who slapped Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a roadshow in Moti Nagar area of the national capital. According to reports, the FIR has been registered under IPC Section 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) against Suresh, who is a scrap dealer in the area.
The attacker, identified as Suresh, told the police during interrogation that he is an AAP supporter.
Delhi Police registers FIR under IPC Section 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) against Suresh, who had slapped Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal during a roadshow in Moti Nagar area yesterday.— ANI (@ANI) May 5, 2019
Kejriwal was atop an open jeep when Suresh, wearing a red t-shirt, jumped onto the vehicle and slapped the chief minister before being pulled off the jeep.
The 33-year-old man has been a supporter of the Aam Aadmi Party and used to work as an organiser of the party's rallies and meetings, they said.
"An enquiry by a DCP-level officer has been ordered to enquire as to how this person was allowed to be in the reception or proximate group," Anil Mittal, Additional PRO (Delhi Police) said.
According to his version, over a period of time, Suresh got disenchanted due to behaviour of the AAP leaders. His anger intensified due to "distrust of the party in the armed forces", the official said, adding further interrogation is on in the matter.
The AAP, however, alleged that the Delhi Police had planted that the man belonged to the party.
The AAP roadshow was organised from 4 pm to 10 pm in Moti Nagar. It was scheduled to start from Karampura and was to terminate at RK Ashram Marg, it said.