Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal attacked outside Secretariat

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20 Nov 2018

Delhi: Man throws chilli powder at Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kerjiwal was attacked outside his office at the Delhi Secretariat on Tuesday.

The attack on the Chief Minister took place while he was leaving for lunch, and the attacker threw chilli powder at Kejriwal.

Reportedly, Kejriwal's glasses also broke during the scuffle.

However, the attacker has been arrested and the Chief Minister is safe.

Here's what we know.

AAP says that Kejriwal isn't safe in Delhi

Details

The attacker has been identified as one Anil Kumar Sharma

The incident took place around 2.10pm.

The attacker, identified as one Anil Kumar Sharma, was waiting at the visitor's area with chilli powder hidden in a cigarette packet.

On seeing Kejriwal leave, he threw the powder at the Chief Minister before he was restrained.

Notably, this isn't the first time Kejriwal has been attacked - while campaigning, he had had ink thrown at him, and had been slapped.

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