During a roadshow, on Saturday, an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supporter slapped Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal because he was dissatisfied with the behaviour of the party leaders, cops said.
Delhi CM was atop an open jeep when Suresh (33) jumped onto the vehicle and slapped the chief minister. He was immediately pulled off the jeep by the supporters of Delhi CM.
"An enquiry by a DCP-level officer has been ordered to enquire as to how this person was allowed to be in the reception or proximate group," PTI quoted Anil Mittal, Additional PRO (Delhi Police), as saying.
According to Suresh, he got disenchanted due to the behaviour of the AAP leaders.
His anger intensified due to "distrust of the party in the armed forces", the official said.
"Today, he was wearing a cap (which he later took off) and scarf of the AAP and was in the reception group of the CM. No one objected to him being there as he had been an organiser for the party. He was standing near the front right tyre of the Gypsy. He took off the scarf, climbed the bonnet and attempted to assault the CM," Delhi Police said in its statement.
In the matter, no FIR has been registered as police did not receive any complaint. From 4 pm to 10 pm, the roadshow was organised in Moti Nagar. It was scheduled to start from Karampura and was to conclude at RK Ashram Marg.
Further interrogation in the matter was underway.
Delhi Police registers FIR under IPC Section 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) against Suresh, who had slapped Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal during a roadshow in Moti Nagar area yesterday.— ANI (@ANI) May 5, 2019
Condemning the assault on Kejriwal, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had "lost the election" and was "making desperate attempts" by maligning and attacking the opposition.
"Political vandalism. Political goondaism. Political vendetta. Maligning and attacking Opposition leaders show that the BJP have lost the election and are making desperate attempt (sic). We condemn the attack on @ArvindKejriwal. We are all with you, Arvind," tweeted Banerjee, on Saturday.