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Man arrested for writing death-threatening graffiti against Delhi CM Kejriwal at metro stations

The police on Monday registered an FIR and started a probe after graffiti bearing the AAP national convenor's name was found scribbled inside metro trains and at stations.

Reported By : Abhay Parashar Edited By : Nivedita Dash
New Delhi
Updated on: May 22, 2024 10:06 IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
Image Source : PTI Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

The Delhi Police on Wednesday arrested a man who has been accused of writing death-threatening message against Arvind Kejriwal in the Delhi Metro. On May 19, a message about Kejriwal was written in English at Patel Nagar and Rajiv Chowk metro stations. The police have also recovered CCTV footage of the accused writing the message. It is suspected Goel scribbled the graffiti and posted pictures of those on his account for fame.

According to sources, the accused Ankit Goel is a resident of Bareilly and is highly educated and works in a renowned bank. Ankit Goel according to police is not associated with any political party 

The Aam Aadmi Party on Monday accused the BJP of being behind the graffiti and sought time from the Election Commission for a meeting on the issue. The Metro Unit of Delhi Police had registered an FIR and was investigating the matter.

One of the graffiti inside a metro train read, "Kejriwal Dilli Chhor Dijiye (Kejriwal, leave Delhi). Please. Otherwise, you will have to remember three slaps, which you planted (sic) before the election. Now the real and actual punch/slap will be there soon. Today's meeting at Jhandewalan....Ankit.Goel_91" The officer said the person, Ankit Goel, whose Instagram account has been used for sharing the pictures of the graffiti, is being searched.

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