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Man who threw ink at Deputy CM Manish Sisodia arrested

The man, who threw ink at Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today while he was getting into  his car outside the Lieutenant Governor\'s office, has been  arrested.

Published: 19th September 2016 10:30 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th September 2016 10:30 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The man, who threw ink at Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today while he was getting into  his car outside the Lieutenant Governor's office, has been  arrested, police said. 

Copious amount of ink was thrown at Sisodia by Brijesh  Shukla (42) from North-east Delhi's Karawal Nagar who was  detained by the police and questioned for five hours before  being arrested. 

Shukla said he was angry with the Deputy Chief Minister  for his Finland tour at a time when the city was grappling  with a health crisis. The ink was splattered across Sisodia's  arms and a portion of his forehead when he was about to get  into his car after talking to mediapersons.    

"A case under sections 186 (obstructing public servant in  discharge of public functions), 353 (assault or criminal force  to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 504  (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the  peace) of the IPC has been registered against Shukla," said  DCP(North) Madhur Verma, adding that Shukla has also been  charged for manhandling the constable on duty.             

Shukla claimed that the ink attack wasn't pre-planned and  it happened when he got to know that Sisodia was about to come  to meet the LG.      

"Shukla claimed that he had gone to meet the LG to discuss  some problems being faced at the hospitals in his area. When  he got to know that Manish Sisodia was due to arrive to meet  LG, he decided to get a bottle of ink. He was angry at Sisodia  for being away to Finland while the city was grappling with  cases of dengue and chikungunya. We are investigating his  claims," the officer said. 

The complaint against Shukla was filed by C. Arvind, who  is the secretary of Deputy CM Manish Sisodia.         

Shukla is the president of Swaraj Janata Party and has  been actively engaged in protests against the AAP government  over various issues.   

He keeps filing RTIs seeking information from the  government. He had also contested the Assembly elections as an  independent candidate in 2003.         

Sisodia said the ink attack on him is a reflection of  "politics by Congress and BJP".       

Sisodia had returned to the capital last night from his  Finland trip. Sisodia was asked by Jung to return to the  capital on Saturday but he came back as per schedule  yesterday.

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