Car once used by Delhi CM stolen

The car was cur­rently be­ing used by AAP’s me­dia co­or­di­na­tor Van­dana Singh

The Asian Age - - Front Page - AGE COR­RE­SPON­DENT NEW DELHI, OCT. 12

New Delhi: The fa­mous blue WagonR used by Delhi chief min­is­ter Arvind Ke­jri­wal was stolen on Thurs­day from right out­side the govern­ment’s head­quar­ters in the na­tional cap­i­tal. The car was cur­rently be­ing used by AAP of­fi­cial Van­dana Singh af­ter Mr Ke­jri­wal had given it up in 2014.

The fa­mous blue WagonR used by Delhi chief min­is­ter Arvind Ke­jri­wal was stolen on Thurs­day from right out­side the govern­ment’s head­quar­ters in the na­tional cap­i­tal. Mr Ke­jri­wal was not cur­rently us­ing the car, af­ter hav­ing it given it up in 2014.

The po­lice said that the car, bear­ing regis­tra­tion num­ber DL-9CG-9769, was cur­rently be­ing used by Aam Admi Party ‘s (AAP) me­dia co­or­di­na­tor Van­dana Singh. The AAP leader’s WagonR was stolen from near Delhi Sec­re­tariat.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, the car was stolen at around 2.30 pm in front of cen­tral Sec­re­tariat. It came to light at about 3.30 pm when the com­plainant, Van­dana, in­formed the po­lice con­trol room (PCR) about the in­ci­dent. The IP Es­tate po­lice has reg­is­tered a case and is also re­view­ing the CCTV footage of the crime spot.

Mr Ke­jri­wal, who has weath­ered 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.

The car, along with Ke­jri­wal him­self, made head­lines when the AAP boos travel in it while cam­paign­ing for the chief min­is­ter’s post, which he won in Jan­uary 2014. The car was seen as proof of Mr Ke­jri­wal’s “aam aadmi” cre­den­tials with the Delhi chief min­is­ter re­fus­ing to use a govern­ment ve­hi­cle even af­ter as­sum­ing of­fice.

Party’s UK-based vol­un­teer Kun­dan Sharma, a soft­ware engi­neer, had do­nated the car to Mr Ke­jri­wal in Jan­uary 2013. Af­ter us­ing it dur­ing his fa­mous 49-day-stint, Mr Ke­jri­wal gave it to Naveen Jai­hind, the party’s Haryana in­charge. Mr Jai­hind used the car for cam­paign­ing for the Lok Sabha polls in Ro­htak be­fore Van­dana took pos­ses­sion of the car.

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