Ke­jri­wal’s blue Wagonr stolen

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NEW DELHI: The fa­mous blue Wagon R used by Delhi Chief Min­is­ter Arvind Ke­jri­wal has been re­ported stolen - from right out­side the govern­ment’s head­quar­ters in the cap­i­tal.

A blurred im­age of a man get­ting into the car was caught on se­cu­rity cam­eras in­stalled out­side the premises and driv­ing it away. The car was used by party worker Van­dana Singh for the past 2 years.

Van­dana parked the car on Thurs­day morn­ing when she came to the Delhi sec­re­tar­iat, but when she stepped out for some work at around 2:30 pm she found the car miss­ing.

“I have been us­ing the car for some time and when I came out on Thurs­day af­ter­noon I found it miss­ing. I have lodged a po­lice com­plaint.” Van­dana told Mil­len­nium Post.

The Blue Wagon R car was parked out­side the Delhi sec­re­tar­iat near gate num­ber 3. The po­lice af­ter re­ceiv­ing the com­plaint from Van­dana has taken up the in­ves­ti­ga­tion and formed teams to ar­rest the ac­cused.

“A man is seen in the CCTV get­ting in­side the car at around 1 pm We are look­ing out for him.” said a se­nior po­lice of­fi­cer.

The Wagon R, gifted by an In­dian liv­ing abroad, was dubbed the “AAP Mo­bile” and got plenty of mileage in the news when the Chief Min­is­ter used it to camp and sleep in dur­ing a con­tro­ver­sial protest against the Delhi Po­lice in 2014.

The blue car was used by the Aam Aadmi Party or AAP to demon­strate its com­mit­ment to fight­ing VIP cul­ture and of stand­ing with the com­mon man. It was used by Ke­jri­wal dur­ing his cam­paign for the first elec­tion he con­tested; it re­mained his ve­hi­cle of choice when he was first made Chief Min­is­ter.

Ke­jri­wal, who has had many run-ins with the po­lice, which re­ports not to his govern­ment but the cen­tre, asked on Twit­ter about where it’s “dhyan” or at­ten­tion is fo­cused.

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