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‘Drunk’ constable arrested after he dials 100, threatens to kill Arvind Kejriwal

The cop claimed that he was heavily drunk after having a domestic quarrel.

delhi Updated: Jul 11, 2017 17:30 IST
HT Correspondent
The constable is deployed with the Delhi Police’s seventh battalion in Malviya Nagar.
The constable is deployed with the Delhi Police’s seventh battalion in Malviya Nagar.(File Photo)

The security agencies of New Delhi went into a tizzy on Friday night after a Delhi Police constable allegedly called the police control room and threatened to kill chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.

When questioned by a joint team of intelligence bureau (IB), special cell and local police, the constable claimed that he made the bogus call after getting drunk.

The constable, identified as Vikas Kumar, is deployed with the Delhi Police’s seventh battalion in Malviya Nagar and is a native of Bamdoli village in Haryana’s Bahadurgarh.

On Friday night, he made a call to the Rohini district’s police control room and said he was going to murder Kejriwal. “He also revealed his name and designation,” said an investigator.

When the control room staff called back on the number, the phone was found to be switched off. The security agencies were immediately alerted, and a local police team nabbed Vikas and brought him in for questioning.

Later, realising the situation he had landed in, Vikas first claimed that the call was made by an unknown man whom he had offered a lift on his motorcycle and given his phone to make an “emergency call”.

“But he broke down under sustained interrogation and revealed that it was he who had made the call,” said Rishi Pal, DCP (Rohini).

Vikas allegedly claimed that he was heavily drunk after having a domestic quarrel. “The quarrel had affected him mentally. He decided to get rid of some of his frustration by sending the police on a wild goose chase,” said an investigator, adding that no evidence of any planning to harm the chief minister has been found.