Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday refused to leave the R K Puram police station where he was detained despite being released by police.
However, Kejriwal claimed that he was still being held in detention after he expressed his desire to meet the family of ex-serviceman Ram Singh Grewal who allegedly committed suicide over the OROP issue.
“Kejriwal was detained from Lady Hardinge Hospital around 7.45 PM and brought to the RK Puram police station in south District since there was no media or presence of political leaders there. We asked him to go at around 8.45 PM but he didn’t leave the police station,” said police sources.
Sources close to the chief minister said that the police initially allowed him to leave but detained him again.
“The police allowed us to leave but the chief minister expressed his desire to meet the family of the deceased ex-serviceman. He also told the pilot of the police patrol that he was proceeding to the Connaught Place Police Station, but he was again detained,” a Kejriwal aide said.
Kejriwal tweeted from the police station saying that deputy CM Manish Sisodia, who was detained at Parliament Street police station for close to ten hours and later released, had come to meet him.
(With inputs from PTI)