The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday alleged that Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi was making childish excuses to run away from his responsibilities in a bid to divert attention from the security lapse during the ink attack on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
“I urge him (Bassi) not to misguide people by coming out with false news. Even if we go by what he is saying, will the policeman leave the premises and break the security protocols? If the Prime Minister tomorrow says then will the SPG be removed? The Police Commissioner is making childish and lame excuses,” AAP leader Ashutosh said.
He also expressed his ire over reports that one of the cops from Kejriwal’s security detail told his seniors that he was asked to step down from the dais when the Chief Minister was addressing the gathering in Chhatrasal stadium on Sunday.
“There are two issues in this. First, the Delhi Police should disclose the name of the police officer who was told this and also the name of the Personal Assistant (PA) who was told to do so. See, all this is just being planted by Bassi to run away from his responsibilities. This is neither good for him or for the security of the Chief Minister,” he said. The AAP leader asserted that he was taken aback by the way the Delhi Police has made the minute details of the Chief Minister?s security public.
“By doing so, they have just compromised his security. It seems that they are giving the details to the people if they want to attack the Chief Minister in future,” he said. “Delhi Police is not concerned about the safety of Arvind Kejriwal. There may be conspiracy to kill him and this is not the first time when Kejriwal is being attacked,” he added. The AAP had earlier alleged that the ink attack on Kejriwal was the rehearsal of an assassination attempt on him.
The Delhi Police has in a report submitted to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) post Sunday’s incident stated that Kejriwal was being provided with a Z-plus security ever since he took charge as the Chief Minister in February 2015. The fresh verbal volleys between the ruling BJP and AAP escalated after Sunday’s ink-attack on Kejriwal during an event organised to thank the people of Delhi for making the Odd-Even formula a success.
Bhavna Arora, the Punjab in-charge of Aam Aadmi Sena, who threw the attack on Kejriwal was yesterday sent a police custody for a day.
She has alleged that the AAP Government is involved in a CNG scam. Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai has, however, rubbished her charges and said that he would write to the Centre in this regard.