IAS aspirant detained over threat to kidnap Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s daughter

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A man preparing for the civil services examination has been detained for allegedly sending an email last week to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s office threatening to kidnap the AAP leader’s daughter.

The man in his mid-twenties was detained from Uttar Pradesh and is being brought to Delhi from Rae Bareilly, a senior police officer said on the condition of anonymity. He is yet to be arrested.

The officer said the man, a graduate, has been living in Delhi for the last one-and-a-half years and preparing for the UPSC examination.

The chief minister’s office received two to three emails last Wednesday, in which the anonymous sender had threatened to kidnap and harm Kejriwal’s daughter, Harshita.

“In the email, the unknown sender has claimed that they will harm the chief minister’s daughter and have challenged him to do whatever he can do to protect her,” a senior officer had said.

A Delhi Police constable was temporarily deployed for the security of Kejriwal’s daughter and to shadow her whenever she goes out, the senior official had said on condition of anonymity.

“Despite the threat e-mails, Kejriwal or his family members did not ask for any security cover themselves. The constable assigned for Kejriwal’s daughter’s security accompanied her to her office in Gurugram on Friday. He went to the CM’s house on Saturday as well,” an officer privy to the investigation said.

Harshita, a chemical engineering graduate from Indian Institute Technology (IIT) Delhi, works for a multinational company in Gurugram.

Kejriwal has been attacked in the past. In November last year, a man had thrown chilli powder at the chief minister inside the Delhi Secretariat, one of the most protected buildings in the national capital. The incident drew condemnation from the AAP, which accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of orchestrating these attacks. The BJP denied the allegations.

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Before that, he has had ink, shoes, slippers and fists thrown at him.


Man jumps on Delhi Metro track, dies, Blue line resumes after disruption

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A man who reportedly jumped onto the track of Delhi Metro between Rajiv Chowk and Noida City Centre, has died, according to news agency ANI.

The person was found on the track earlier on Tuesday and taken to Lady Hardinge Medical College where he was declared dead on arrival.

The service on the Blue line between Rajiv Chowk and Noida City Centre was disrupted for a few hours.

Blue Line is one of the busiest sections of the Delhi Metro network, connecting Dwarka Sector 22 to Noida City Centre via Rajiv Chowk.


Days After Bulandshahr Violence, Yogi Adityanath Meets PM Modi In Delhi

Days After Bulandshahr Violence, Yogi Adityanath Meets PM Modi In Delhi

New Delhi: Days after the Bulandshahr violence that led to the killing of two, including one policeman, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his official home in New Delhi on Thursday.

Even though what transpired between them was not officially communicated, sources in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said the Chief Minister invited PM Modi for the “Ardh-Kumbh” to be held in Allahabad next month.

Sources also said that CM Yogi briefed PM Modi about the recent violence in Bulandshahr in which Police Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was killed by a mob.

Earlier yesterday, family members of the killed policeman met the CM Yogi in Lucknow. Yogi Adityanath announced a compensation of Rs. 50 lakh to the family and assured them justice in the case.

Yogi Adityanath has promised education loans and a government job to one of the family members of the Bulandshahr violence victim.


The policeman was hit by a stone and was then shot dead in a violence on December 3 that erupted after cow vigilantes blocked a main road alleging cow slaughter.


More Than 500 Charged For Drink Driving On New Year’s Eve In Delhi

More Than 500 Charged For Drink Driving On New Year's Eve In Delhi

Around 15,000 police personnel were deployed on New Year’s Eve. (File)

New Delhi: More than 500 people were fined by the Delhi Police on New Year’s Eve for drink driving, officials said today.

Around 15,000 police personnel were deployed across the national capital on New Year’s Eve and special traffic arrangements were made, the police said.

A total of 509 challans were issued for drink-and-drive cases, they said