Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was allegedly hustled by a crowd of protesters on Thursday morning at a railway station in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said. The Delhi CM was at the New Delhi railway station to take a train to Punjab for his three-day visit to the state.
AAP accused the Delhi Police of compromising Kejriwal's security describing the incident as a "huge security breach." The party also said that the Delhi Police had "leaked" Kejriwal's schedule, which led to a swarm of women protesters jostling him at the railway station.
"We have not refused him security. He is leaving Delhi for Punjab for five days. As per the security norms, if he travels by train or car, we are supposed to drop him at the first destination in that state and after that, the state police takes over," a Delhi Police official was quoted as saying by PTI.
Women activists were present at the location from where Kejriwal was scheduled to board a Shatabdi train to Ludhiana. Reports state that the activists followed him till he boarded the train and shouted slogans against sacked AAP minister Sandeep Kumar. Kumar was accused of raping a woman after featuring in a sex tape with her and he was arrested on Sunday by the police.
Pictures taken at the station showed the Delhi CM surrounded by his supporters and some policemen as they tried to keep the protesters at bay. Alleging BJP's hand behind the incident, deputy CM Manish Sisodia took to Twitter targeting PM Narendra Modi and the BJP.
"Why did this happen despite the police being informed about the Chief Minister's schedule? He is pushed around in the presence of the police, and they were silent spectators. TV cameras had been called. It is obvious that this was planned," Sisodia tweeted.
क्या वजह है कि कल शाम से दिल्ली पुलिस के आला अधिकारियों को चीफ सेक्रेटरी और CM office द्वारा आगाह करने के बाद भी ये हुआ?— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) September 8, 2016