Delhi CM attacked with chilli powder in secretariat

File photo: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photograph:( DNA )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 20, 2018, 03.48 PM (IST)

A man threw red pepper powder at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inside the Delhi secretariat on Tuesday, officials said. 

The powder was hidden in a cigarette packet while he was waiting in the visitor's area, reports said

The man, Anil Kumar, has been detained, the police said. 

As per reports, Kumar, 40, is from Delhi's Narayana.

The attack took place outside the chief minister's chamber on the third floor when he was leaving for lunch. 

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AAP condemned the attack on Kejriwal and called it politically motivated. However, despite the alarming video, the police said it was investigating if the incident was "unintentional", according to news agency ANI. 

After throwing red pepper powder on Kejriwal, Kumar threatened to shoot him after he comes out of jail, an official recounted.

(With agency inputs)