Man who tried to attack Kapil Mishra is a CA, left job to work for AAP: Police

Delhi Police said Ankit Bhardwaj, who was thrashed for trying to attack Kapil Mishra on Wednesday, told them that he was misunderstood. He had gone to his residence in Civil Lines only to talk to him.
Delhi Police said Ankit Bhardwaj, who allegedly attacked sacked minister Kapil Mishra during his hunger strike on Wednesday, was a chartered accountant who had sidelined his work for AAP volunteer work.(PTI)
Delhi Police said Ankit Bhardwaj, who allegedly attacked sacked minister Kapil Mishra during his hunger strike on Wednesday, was a chartered accountant who had sidelined his work for AAP volunteer work.(PTI)
Updated on May 12, 2017 08:34 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByShiv Sunny, New Delhi

Ankit Bhardwaj, the man who allegedly attacked sacked AAP minister Kapil Mishra on Wednesday, is a chartered accountant who sidelined his work after getting inspired by Arvind Kejriwal’s politics, said a senior police officer after interrogating him.

“He has been a volunteer with the Aam Aadmi Party since 2014 in Mundka assembly constituency. He is associated with a mohalla clinic in west Delhi’s Mundka,” Jatin Narwal, DCP (north), told HT.

The officer said Bhardwaj produced his evidence of his chartered accountancy work but maintained that his work had taken a backseat ever since he joined AAP.

Aam Aadmi Party, however, dissociated itself from the incident. “Neither do we believe in violence nor advocate it. We condemn such an action. If it is found that he belongs to AAP, we will take action against him,” an AAP official told HT.

He is a resident of south Delhi’s Moti Bagh and his father is a head constable with the Secretariat Security Force (SSF).

Bhardwaj told his interrogators that when he visited Kapil Mishra’s residence in Civil Lines on Wednesday evening, he wanted to have a “discussion and argument” with him over why the former minister has been going against AAP and Kejriwal.

“He was distressed with what had been happening to the party,” said the DCP.

The youth told police that during the argument, he was waving his hand to express himself. “When his hand moved forward during the discussion with Mishra, it was construed as an assault,” a senior police officer said.

“He insists he did not hit Mishra and is angry that he was not getting his answers from the former minister,” said the officer.

“Even if we assume that he did assault Mishra, it was not a pre-planned move,” the officer added.

Mishra’s supporters thrashed Bhardwaj for allegedly assaulting the former minister and was rescued by a policeman on the spot even as he was left with torn clothes.

“He was taken to Sushruta Trauma Centre for treatment and medical examination,” said the officer, adding that he suffered abrasions.

Bhardwaj has been booked under sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC, both bailable sections. He will be produced in a court on Thursday, police said.

Soon after the alleged assault, AAP members found a Facebook account in the name of Ankit Bhardwaj, who was a leader of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, BJP’s youth wing, and claimed he was the man involved in the fracas.

However, the BJP as well as BJYM dismissed the allegations, saying that the two Ankit Bhardwajs were different persons.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close Story
QUICKREADS

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • NIA spokesman in a statement said that on Monday the NIA arrested two accused Tanveer Ahmad Wani of Achagoza, Rajpora, Pulwama and Peer Arshad Iqbal, alias Ashu of Khwaja Bagh, Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir. (HT Photo/ Representational image)

    NIA arrests two from Jammu and Kashmir for cross-LoC trade, terror funding

    The NIA has arrested two accused in Jammu & Kashmir in the cross-LoC trade and terror funding case. Earlier, the NIA had conducted multiple raids across the Valley in the terror-funding case. NIA spokesman in a statement said that on Monday the NIA arrested two accused Tanveer Ahmad Wani of Achagoza, Rajpora, Pulwama and Peer Arshad Iqbal, alias Ashu of Khwaja Bagh, Baramulla.

  • Three-tier security will be in place for the entire Amarnath Yatra route, including the mountains in the south and central Kashmir. (HT File Photo)

    Three-tier security in place across Jammu and Kashmir for Amarnath Yatra

    With a day left for the start of the Amarnath Yatra, high-level security is in place across Jammu and Kashmir, especially in Kashmir valley, where foolproof security arrangements have been made for the peaceful conduct of the yatra, which is taking place after two years. Three-tier security will be in place for the entire yatra route, including the mountains in the south and central Kashmir.

  • The police have announced a suitable reward for clues leading to the arrest of LeT commander Talib Shah, the brain behind recent terror activities, in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri and Poonch districts. (PTI File Photo)

    LeT behind blasts in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri, 2 operatives arrested

    Ahead of the annual Amarnath pilgrimage, the Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday claimed to have solved recent blasts in Kotranka and Budhal areas of the Rajouri district with the arrest of two Lashkar operatives. The police have launched searches for Talib Shah. “A huge cache of explosive material, including five improvised explosive devices (IEDs), was recovered at the disclosure of the LeT operatives”, additional director general of police (ADGP), Mukesh Singh said.

  • Union minister of state for women and child development Dr Mahendra Munjapara on Tuesday said cash incentives given to pregnant women under the Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana will now be given in two instalments instead of three. (Representative Image/HT File)

    Now, cash incentives to pregnant women to be given in 2 instalments:Union minister

    Union minister of state for women and child development Dr Mahendra Munjapara on Tuesday said cash incentives given to pregnant women under the Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana will now be given in two instalments instead of three, and women will also be given a cash incentive of 6,000 on the birth of a second girl child.

  • Police say weapons and narcotics were recovered from the slain persons. They are believed to have come to receive a cache of arms and narcotics and facilitate infiltration of militants, they said. Two suspected overground workers (OGWs) of militants were on Tuesday shot dead by the Army near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara. (AP File Photo)

    2 suspected OGWs of militants killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara

    Two suspected overground workers (OGWs) of militants were on Tuesday shot dead by the Army near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Police say weapons and narcotics were recovered from the slain persons. They are believed to have come to receive a cache of arms and narcotics and facilitate infiltration of militants, they said.

SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Wednesday, June 29, 2022