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Bhatkal threat to Kejriwal or petty politics?


New Delhi :  Terror outfit Indian Mujahideen plans to abduct Arvind Kejriwal for securing release of its key member Yaseen Bhatkal, the Delhi police has claimed but Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal doubts the police version and has refused to accept security.

A team from the security wing of Delhi Police briefed Kejriwal about intelligent inputs about the terror outfit’s plan and requested him to accept ‘Z’ category security cover but Kejriwal declined to oblige, top sources said. “I am not afraid of my life. As I said, I strongly believe in God. Will not take any security,” Kejriwal said.

In a series of tweets, the Chief Minister accused the police of leaking out the information and wondered, “Is Delhi police and the Union government playing politics with my security”. “By making the leaks, haven’t the police made me vulnerable? Now anyone can attack and it would be said that Bhatkal’s men did it,” he said in his tweets.

The Chief Minister also urged the “police to stop playing politics. Rather than giving security to me, let them deploy these men for aam aadmi’s security.” Bhatkal was arrested from Indo-Nepal border on August 27 last year and is currently lodged in a jail in Karnataka.

The Delhi High Court too has refused to interfere with the security provision for the Delhi Chief Minister. During the hearing, a division bench of Chief Justice NV Ramana and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw said, “He is the Chief Minister, he knows the consequences. He knows the security threat. He is the man to protect all of us. We don’t know the reason why he doesn’t want security. How can we pass any direction then,” the court had asked.

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