Shoe-thrower at Arvind Kejriwal sent to judicial custody

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 11, 2016 10:07 IST
A youth, Ved Prakash (Centre),who claimed to be from Aam Aadmi Sena, disrupted Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s press conference at Delhi Secretariat on Saturday. (PTI

A locall court on Sunday remanded Ved Prakash, who hurled a shoe at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at a press conference on Saturday, to one-day judicial custody.

Ved Prakash, 28, a national general secretary of Aam Aadmi Sena, was produced before a duty metropolitan magistrate and was sent to judicial custody after the police said he was not required for custodial interrogation.

The shoe had not hit Kejriwal as it was quickly deflected by an official standing near the chief minister who, later, continued with the press conference.

Prakash, who was arrested on Saturday, had first interrupted Kejriwal when he was briefing reporters at the media centre of the Delhi Secretariat about the rollout of the second phase of oddeven scheme and had thereafter thrown a shoe and a CD at the chief minister.

He had claimed that he was angry with Kejriwal for not taking action against those involved in alleged irregularities in distribution of CNG stickers.

The attacker was thrashed by AAP volunteers before he was whisked away by the police after the incident around 4:10pm. Police had said he is a resident of Begampur and is a property dealer.

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