Blue Wagon R car which was earlier used by Arvind Kejriwal and had been stolen on Oct 12 has been recovered from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh. The car was found abandoned in Ghaziabad, close to Delhi.
Delhi Police has said that they will soon go and recover the car. The cops in Delhi have been unable to ascertain as to who was behind the stealing of CM Kejriwal’s car.
The car was registered in the name of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and was now being used by the party’s media coordinator Vandana, the officer said, adding it was earlier used by Kejriwal.
“The car was lifted from outside the Delhi Secretariat around 1.06 pm on October 12. It was parked outside the secretariat, about 200 metres away from the parking lot,” Delhi Police spokesperson, DCP Madhur Verma, said.
The car was parked “outside a proper parking” lot and it “lacked any anti-theft device” making it “easier” for the offender to lift it, the officer said.
“The way the car was found abandoned, there is possibility that it could have been lifted for a joy ride and later dumped, although the role of an organised gang is not being ruled out in investigation,” Verma said.
During investigation, police obtained CCTV footage and spotted the vehicle at the Delhi Secretariat, Metro station, ISBT Sarai Kale Khan and DND flyover.
The car was stolen from outside the secretariat on Thursday. The news had prompted many to question Delhi Police, which reports to the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s blue Wagon R car was stolen from outside the state secretariat on Thursday.
Kejriwal travelled in this car until the first Delhi elections he fought after forming Aam Aasim Party in 2013. He had later begun to use a bigger car, also donated by one of his well wishers, just before the 2015 assembly elections.
The humble Blue hatchback, which became synonymous with Kejriwal’s ‘aam aadmi’ image, was being used by an AAP functionary these days.
“The car was parked outside the Delhi Secretariat. It went missing around 1 am,” a senior police official said.
The car was donated to Kejriwal by Kundan Sharma, a software engineer, in January 2013.
The party’s Haryana convenor, Naveen Jaihind, has announced an undisclosed amount as reward for those who will trace the car.
“I want this car back. There are a lot of emotions, memories attached to it. Whoever returns the car, I will give him a suitable reward, which will be much more than what he will get from selling the car,” Jaihind was quoted by DNA.
Jaihind had sought the “lucky car” for his campaigning when he contested the 2014 Lok Sabha poll from Rohtak.
Meanwhile Twitteratis detected humour into an emotive development for Aam Aadmi Party supporters and began posting hilarious tweets. Some blamed the BJP MP, Subramanian Swamy, while others held the AAP leader Ashutosh for the iconic car’s disappearance.