Kapil Mishra slapped during fast; AAP and BJP clash over attacker's affiliation

Cheryl Sanders
May 15, 2017

In his complaint, Mishra had said that the man had arrived around 30 minutes before the incident happened.

Police officials said that Bhardwaj, who was caught by Mishra's supporters after the attack, had been detained and kept at Civil Lines Police Station.

Earlier in the day, his mother Annapoorna Mishra, a Bharatiya Janata Party leader, wrote to Kejriwal and urged him "not to lie" and "reveal" the details of the AAP leaders' travels overseas as demanded by her fasting son. It seems ironical since the Kejriwal-led AAP government in Delhi had itself ordered a probe in the alleged scam in 2015. "The attacker, Ankit Bharadwaj, is working with Satyendra Jain in the Mohalla Clinic project and is a party worker", challenging AAP's allegation that he was a member of the BJP's youth wing, the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM). The officer said Bhardwaj produced his evidence of his chartered accountancy work but maintained that his work had taken a backseat ever since he joined AAP. Behind this is a big conspiracy by the BJP.

"I will not say it is a conspiracy by the party or the leaders", he added.

He also said that he received an global phone call on Tuesday night threatening to "shoot me".

The police rescued the youth from Mishra's supporters and then arrested him. Hitting out at AAP leaders for terming Mishra 'BJP's agent', she wondered why CM Kejriwal is "silent' on the issue".

Sacked last week as minister and suspended by AAP days later, Mr Mishra has also alleged that he witnessed Mr Kejriwal taking two crore in bribe money from Stayendar Jain and that Mr Jain helped the Chief Minister's brother in law Surendra Kumar Bansal with a 50-crore deal.

He said that Ankit Bharadwaj has pictures with several BJP leaders like its former Delhi chief Satish Upadhyay and Union Minister Vijay Sampla. This morning he began the hunger strike demanding that AAP reveal details of foreign trips made by five of its top leaders.

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