Two youths were detained in Bikaner after they threw ink at Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday night. They were angry with him over his comments on the surgical strike conducted by the Indian Army across the LoC last week.
Kejriwal had urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to expose Pakistan's propaganda on the strike by releasing evidence of it. Kejriwal also commended the Indian Army and supported Modi for taking prompt action against terrorism.
"We have detained Dinesh Ojha (24) and Vikram Singh (26) for throwing ink at Arvind Kejriwal. Both are affiliated with the ABVP and they said they were angry with him over his comments on the Indian Army," Sub-inspector Ajay Kumar, Kotegate police station, Bikaner, was quoted as saying by the Indian Express.
"The(Delhi) chief minister was coming out of the home of former party treasurer Krishna Kant Seveda. He had barely stepped out when three youths hurled ink at him, along with the bottles, which landed on him and those standing nearby. One person managed to flee while two were apprehended," an AAP member said.
Kejriwal was at Seveda's house to attend his mother's funeral. He was heading to the railway station to catch a train back to Delhi after expressing his condolences.
After the incident, Kejriwal tweeted, "Hmmm... God bless those who threw ink at me. I wish them well."
After Kejriwal's comments Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad asked Kejriwal if he did not believe in the army and chided him for asking for evidence. Kejriwal's comments have made headlines in Pakistan, he said.
However, there have been growing calls for evidence of the strike against seven terror camps across the LoC. The attack was in retaliation to terrorists attacking an army base in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir. As many as 19 soldiers were killed in the attack.