On Wednesday, the Delhi court refused to grant bail to Anil Sharma who is accused of throwing Chilli powder over Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal. Meanwhile, the accused has made a shocking claim. Anil Sharma has claimed that AAP leaders had orchestrated the chili powder attack against Arvind Kejriwal in order to get publicity. For this, they have asked him to come at Delhi CM’s residence where instructions were given to him. The accused claimed that the entire chili powder attack was a publicity stunt.
On 20th November, Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal was attacked at Delhi Secretariat with chili powder. Immediately after the incident the accused was arrested by the police.
According to a Jansatta report, on Wednesday, the Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra asked the investigator to examine the security cover of the Delhi Secretariat to make sure that there is no any scope for such incident in the future. The court gave this order after the 40-year-old accused Anil Sharma revealed that an unknown person had helped him enter the secretariat. Because of the help of that unknown person, he was not checked anywhere. Next hearing in the matter is on December 19.
The accused’s lawyer argued before the court that the chili powder attack sponsored by Kejriwal was a publicity stunt for which his client was used as a pawn. The accused in his application has said that on November 20 some people called him at CM Kejriwal’s residence and directed him to misbehave with him in order to get publicity. During the hearing, Additional Public Prosecutor (APP) Darvesh Yadav opposed the bail of the accused and said that he should be sent to 14 days in judicial custody. He also argued that the accused could repeat the act.
The Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra agreed with the arguments given by the lawyer of the accused and in his order, Abhilash Malhotra said, “I saw the CCTV footage recovered from the Secretariat. It can be clearly seen in the footage that the accused bends to touch the feet of Arvind Kejriwal and then launched his attack. Kejriwal’s specs were also dropped. Chilli powder was recovered from the spot. From the evidence and facts, it is concluded that the accused has committed the offense under a well-planned strategy. The accused did not spare even a single chance to attack Kejriwal. In present circumstances, bail cannot be given to the accused.”
It has not come as surprise to those who are well aware of the AAP’s lust for publicity and media attention. Rightlog in one of its earlier article has smelled a rat in the chili powder attack on Arvind Kejriwal. Well, “You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”