A day after suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kapil Mishra was attacked outside his residence, police confirmed that accused was an AAP worker who is presently working at one of the mohalla clinics of Health Minister Satyendar Jain, reported The Indian Express. The report added that the attacker who was identified as an accountant by profession quit his job to work for the party. He went to meet Mishra to allegedly express his anger over the latter’s allegations against CM Arvind Kejriwal and Jain, police said.
DCP (north) Jatin Narwal told The Indian Express, “He told police that he quit his job to work for AAP. Presently he was a worker of the party.” After the incident, police took Bhardwaj to Civil Lines police station where he was booked under sections 107/151 of the CrPC (preventive detention). On Thursday, he was produced in court which sent him to five days’ judicial custody. Bharadwaj had attacked Mishra a couple of days back when the latter was on a hunger strike.
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In his complaint, Mishra had said the man had arrived around 30 minutes before the incident happened, reported news agency PTI. “The guy came running, put his hands on my neck and said he would kill me. My aides caught hold of him and the police came and whisked him away,” Mishra had said. Reacting to the incident, Mishra had written a letter to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal asking whether he is once again using the ‘old trick’.
“The way Facebook photos were shared and statements were made, it reminded me that the same used to happen whenever there were attacks on you in the past. Is it an old trick?” he asked through his letter, reported the agency. “Even before the police could take him away, (AAP leader) Sanjay Singh made a statement declaring him to be a BJP worker. It was almost as if the party was waiting for something like this to happen,” Mishra wrote.