A Delhi court on Tuesday denied bail to 26-year-old Bhavna Arora, who threw ink on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday and sent her to judicial custody for 14 days.
Police told the court they were charging her with obstruction of justice and assault and added that they wanted to do a strict crackdown on such ‘publicity stunts’.
During the closed-door proceedings, police said it needed to ascertain the “real motive” behind Arora’s ink attack, sources told HT.
The incident took place at north Delhi’s Chhatrasal Stadium on Sunday, where Kejriwal and others had gathered to celebrate the “success” of the odd-even road rationing experiment.
Arora had claimed that she threw ink on Kejriwal because she had proof that the AAP had issued CNG stickers during the scheme to non-CNG vehicles. She added that the same was done for two-wheelers and the party had made a lot of money out of it.
At the venue, reportedly after identifying herself as the Punjab unit chief of the Aam Aadmi Sena, a splinter group that actively fights against the AAP in the state, Arora said, “I have a CD and some documents that would expose the government’s involvement in the CNG scam. I will submit them in the court. The matter should be properly investigated.”
She added that she had tried to meet the CM and Delhi transport minister Gopal Rai, but they didn’t agree to meet her.