Chauhan has accepted that he used to promote the AAP and wanted to meet some senior leaders. He told the cops that he had no regret for what he did.
New Delhi: The man who slapped Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal during a roadshow was angry with his target. He was looking for a suitable time to slap him ever since Kejriwal questioned the surgical strike carried out by India to avenge the Uri attack. Suresh Chauhan, who was associated with the Aam Aadmi Party has revealed in the course of a joint interrogation that he used to be a follower of Kejriwal but since the time the Delhi chief minister questioned the surgical strike and asked for its proof, the accused decided to 'teach' Kejriwal a lesson.
During the joint interrogation, Chauhan claimed that he tried to meet the Delhi chief minister but couldn't get chance for it; so he decided to meet him during the roadshow.
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Chauhan also told the officers that he was annoyed with the AAP chief over his behaviour with fellow leaders of the party. "Questioning the surgical strike by Kejriwal had irked Suresh for the first time. He was a follower of AAP and Kejriwal but when Kejriwal asked for proof (of the surgical strike), he decided to vent his anger. He claimed that he was aware of all the recent controversies surrounding the AAP, including the fact that some leaders complained about Kejriwal's authoritative behavior. It is expected that he will be out by this weekend," a senior police official said.
Cops are claiming that Chauhan has accepted that he used to promote the AAP and wanted to meet some senior leaders. He told the cops that he had no regret for what he did.
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The AAP is now taking pains to deny the link between the party and Chauhan. Various videos and photos have come out, which show that the accused had a good access to the top leaders of the party. A video of the incident went viral on social media.
Following the incident, Kejriwal had blamed the BJP and alleged that Chauhan was neither an AAP supporter nor had he attended any meeting or function of the AAP. However, in the new video, the attacker can be seen donning the trademark AAP cap. He can also be seen standing close to the stage where Kejriwal was speaking. Only a close aide can have access to this area.
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Last Updated May 8, 2019, 4:17 PM IST