One person detained for threatening to kidnap Kejriwal’s daughter


The Delhi Police have detained one person in connection with an email sent to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s office, threatening to kidnap his daughter, Harshita Kejriwal.

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The cyber unit of the Delhi Police’s Special Cell detained the person for questioning on Tuesday. In his mail sent to the Chief Minister’s Office on 9 January, he had threatened to kidnap Kejriwal’s daughter, who’s currently studying at the IIT Delhi.

Folowing the mail, the government had provided security to Kejriwal’s daughter. The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Sunday had sought a detailed information from the Delhi Police over its action taken in the matter.

In her letter to Delhi Police Commissioner, DCW Chief Swati Maliwal had written, “It is learnt that the Delhi Police has deputed a Personal Security Officer with the (Arvind Kejriwal’s) daughter and the matter has been referred to the Cyber Cell wing of the force. Mere posting of a PSO is not enough and immediate steps should be taken to nab the culprits as well as ensure complete protection and safety of the Chief Minister and his family.”

Kejriwal and his wife Sunita have two children Harshita, and her younger brother, Pulkit. Kejriwal was attacked chilli powder last year inside his office at the Delhi Secretariat as he proceeded towards his lunch break.


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