Ink attack on Kejriwal: Accused woman sent to 1-day police custody
Bhawna Arora, who had been released on a personal bond on Sunday night, was sent to a one-day police custody.delhi Updated: Jan 19, 2016 01:41 IST
A city court on Monday gave police a day to question a 26-year-old woman who was arrested for throwing ink on chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Bhawna Arora, who had been released on a personal bond on Sunday night, was present before metropolitan magistrate Sunil Kumar in the afternoon. Police told the court they were charging her with obstruction of justice and assault.
During the closed-door proceedings, police said it needed to ascertain the “real motive” behind Arora’s ink attack, sources told HT.
They added that cops also mentioned the possibility that she may be involved in other cases.
Arora’s lawyer opposed the police’s plea for interrogation and sought bail for his client. However, the court was not swayed by his argument that the Punjab resident’s actions were not a serious offence.
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.