Kejriwal's iconic blue Wagon R has been found abandoned in the outskirts of Ghaziabad.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s blue Maruti Suzuki Wagon R, which was stolen near the Delhi Secretariat on Thursday, has been recovered by the Uttar Pradesh police, Time Now reports. Kejriwal’s iconic blue Wagon R has been found abandoned in the outskirts of Ghaziabad. Delhi Police has said that they will soon go and recover the car. As of now, the police could not ascertain as to who was behind the stealing of CM Kejriwal’s car. A senior police officer told IANS that the Uttar Pradesh police found the car and informed their Delhi counterparts. The police expects to identify the accused from the CCTV footage.
PTI reported that the Delhi Police said their counterparts in Ghaziabad got in touch with them regarding the car. “A blue Wagon R has been found abandoned by Ghaziabad police and we think it is the chief minister’s car,” said a senior police officer.
Kejriwal got the Wagon R as a gift from an Indian living abroad. The Chief Minister used it to camp and sleep in during a protest in 2014. It was also used by Kejriwal during his campaign for the first election that he contested. The car served Kejriwal’s “aam aadmi image” and made headlines when the AAP boss traveled in it, as per India Today.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s Wagon R car, which was stolen on October 12, has been recovered from Ghaziabad by UP Police pic.twitter.com/hZ1WxSxgfU
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) October 14, 2017
Kejriwal had also shot off a letter to Lt Governor Anil Baijal, saying the theft of his car points towards the rapidly “deteriorating” law and order situation in the national capital. In his letter, Kejriwal wondered what the people of Delhi should expect when the chief minister’s car gets stolen outside the secretariat, which is the headquarters of the local administration.After the car was stolen he took a jibe at the Delhi Police saying that upon receiving his letter, the police will try to paint a rosy picture of law and order in the city by sharing favourable statistics.
The incident had outraged AAP workers, many of whom posted videos of Kejriwal using the car, especially during the 2014 Republic Day, after he became the chief minister of Delhi for the first time. The Delhi Police teams went looking for the car in Meerut. The teams also visited Sotiganj market in Meerut where stolen cars are dismantled and their spare parts are sold afterwards.
(With agency inputs)