Chilli powder attack on Kejriwal: Accused sent to 14-day judicial custody 

Manish Sisodia. (Image source: @AamAadmiParty) Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 21, 2018, 04.15 PM (IST)

Delhi's Tis Hazari Court on Wednesday sent the accused in the chilli powder attack case on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to 14-day judicial custody, reported news agency ANI.  

The shocking incident took place inside the Delhi Secretariat on Tuesday when a man flung chilli powder at Kejriwal outside his office. The chief minister's spectacles broke but he was not injured in the attack.

The accused Anil Kumar Sharma, a resident of Delhi's Narayana, hid the chilli powder in a cigarette packet while he was waiting in the visitor's area, reports said

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday alleged that the BJP leadership had knowledge of the attack on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the opposition party wants the latter eliminated to stop him from working for the people.

"(Union) Home Minister Rajnath Singh called Kejriwal and asked him to file a complaint in the attack on him. Is this the way an attack on a chief minister should be probed?" Sisodia asked at a press conference.

Sharma's Facebook profile shows that he is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he said.

The deputy chief minister also lashed out at the Delhi Police, alleging it was acting on the behest of the BJP and trying to save the culprit.

Even 24 hours after the attack, Delhi's Lt Governor has not reacted on it. This means that he also knew about it, Sisodia alleged.

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Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday alleged that the BJP leadership had knowledge of the attack on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal