Mischief a threat, will ask MHA to take call on CM security, say police

A day after Women and Child Development Minister Rakhi Birla's car was attacked in Outer Delhi's Mangolpuri area, Delhi Police sources said they would write to the Chief Secretary of the Delhi government, demanding that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other leaders accept security.

Sources in Delhi Police said the letter is being prepared and once approved by the Delhi Police Commissioner, it will be forwarded to the Chief Secretary.

Police sources said on Monday, the Lieutenant-Governor was requested to look into the matter. The L-G, sources said, will now speak to Kejriwal to convince him to accept security.

Police sources said one of the threats mentioned in the report is that a decision made by the CM may be adversely pursued by an individual who could pose a threat to Kejriwal.

"We will write to the Chief Secretary tomorrow and mention that the Chief Minister and others will have to accept security irrespective of whether they need it or not. An incident that occurred with Rakhi Birla can occur again. All ministers are under threat of such mischief," a senior police officer said.

Police said till suitable official accommodation is found for Kejriwal, they would work on a plan to secure the two five-bedroom flats that have been allotted to him.

"We are, as part of our last resort, submitting the joint security survey report to the CM. The decision will be formally taken by the Home Ministry," the officer said.

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