Cops check­ing if Ke­jri’s car dis­man­tled, sold as scrap CM Writes To LG, Says Peo­ple’s Faith In Law & Or­der Shaken

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES CITY -

New Delhi: A day af­ter a blue WagonR used ear­lier by chief min­is­ter Arvind Ke­jri­wal was stolen from out­side his of­fice, po­lice said they had cru­cial leads in the case. But this didn’t stop Ke­jri­wal from com­plain­ing to the LG about the wors­en­ing law and or­der sit­u­a­tion in the na­tional cap­i­tal.

Po­lice said they had de­ployed six teams from their cen­tral district apart from the crime branch and Spe­cial Cell to hunt for the car. CCTV feed showed a man dressed in a white shirt and black trousers work­ing the locks in just three to four min­utes and driv­ing away the ve­hi­cle. Po­lice were try­ing to find out where the thief was headed by analysing footage from two other came- ras. A team has also been sent to Soti­ganj and Meerut to find out if the car has been re­duced to scrap al­ready.

DCP (PRO) Mad­hur Verma said the po­lice had some cru­cial leads in the case.

But that wasn’t enough for the CM. He wrote a let­ter to LG Anil Bai­jal in which he said, “My car was stolen — it’s an in­signif­i­cant mat­ter. But the theft of the CM’s car from out­side Delhi Sec­reta- riat in­di­cates the de­te­ri­o­rat­ing law and or­der con­di­tion. How can peo­ple feel safe in a state where the CM’s car is stolen?” Ke­jri­wal added: “The peo­ple of Delhi are feel­ing in­creas­ingly un­safe. Their faith (in law and or­der) was shaken af­ter yes­ter­day’s in­ci­dent.” The CM asked the LG to take steps to im­prove the sit­u­a­tion.

AAP mem­ber Naveen Jai­hind promised a ‘gift’ worth over Rs 10,000 for any­one giv­ing any in­for­ma­tion about the stolen car. “It was an in­valu­able, his­toric car. Even if po­lice­men find this car, I will give a valu­able gift to them,” said Jai­hind.

The car was reg­is­tered with Dwarka trans­port au­thor­ity in 2005. It was be­ing used by AAP’s me­dia con­vener Van­dana Ku­mar, but it didn’t have a party sticker.

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