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Mosque’s caretaker caught with a live bullet while visiting Arvind Kejriwal

Mosque’s caretaker caught with a live bullet while visiting Arvind Kejriwal

A mosque caretaker of a Delhi mosque was found carrying a live bullet while visiting Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Janata Darbar on Monday morning, police stated, six days after a visitor tossed chilli powder at the Chief Minister at Delhi Secretariat.

The man, recognized as 39-year-old Mohd Imran, was visiting the Janata Darbar along with 12 different Imams and Maulvis to look for an expansion in the pay rates of the Delhi Waqf Board staff.

Additional deputy commissioner of police, Harendra Singh said, "The .32 bore live cartridge was recouped from his purse amid the search and frisking by the security staff of CM's home.” The officer said that Imran is an inhabitant of Loni in Ghaziabad and works as the caretaker (Muezzin) of the Masjid Bawli Wali which is located in Karol Bagh.

Singh said, "He has asserted he discovered the live bullet in a gift box two-three months prior and he proposed to toss it in the Yamuna, but since he was yet to do it, he had kept it in his handbag." Imran told the police that he had overlooked the bullet. A case under the arms act has been enrolled against him at Civil Lines police headquarters and he has been arrested now.

The arrest came hours after Kejriwal, talking in Delhi assembly, stated, "The series of assaults were arranged by the BJP in light of the fact that they can't see a common man like me as a Chief Minister of Delhi".

On November 20, a man threw chilli powder at Kejriwal as he was leaving his workplace at the Delhi Secretariat for lunch. The man who attacked has been identified as Anil Kumar Sharma. Sharma, who resides in Naraina, was sitting and waiting for the AAP convenor, outside his office at the Delhi secretariat. At the point when Kejriwal stepped out, Sharma strolled up to him and stated, " Aap hi se umeed hai," and bent down to touch his feet.

Sharma had a letter in one hand and chilli powder in the other. He had hidden the bean chilli powder in a gutka packet. Kejriwal prevented Sharma from touching his feet, and while getting up, Sharma tossed the chilli powder at Kejriwal's face. This isn't the first occasion when Kejriwal has been assaulted. Previously, he had ink and shoes thrown at him.

Not long after the assault on Kejriwal, AAP blamed the BJP for organizing these assaults.