New Delhi: In a befitting reply, Delhi’s lieutenant governor Anil Baijal reminded chief minister Arvind Kejriwal that his car was not parked at an authorised spot and did not have security devices/
It is worthwhile mentioning that Kejriwal’s blue WagonR was stolen from outside the Delhi secretariat, bringing into focus the problem of auto thefts in the national capital where 312 vehicles are stolen every day on an average.
The L-G said that he hopes the CM would cooperate with Delhi Police in efforts to motivate, encourage and generate awareness among Delhi’s citizens to park their vehicles in authorised sites and install security devices.
The CM should “also boost the morale of its policemen by appreciating their commendable efforts that led to the recovery of his stolen car within two days,” he said, according to a statement released by his office.
The L-G reports to the Union government, which is controlled by AAP’s rival Bharatiya Janata Party.
In his letter to the L-G on October 13, Kejriwal had said, “What can the common men expect in a state where the chief minister’s car goes missing? Police and law and order come directly under you. Please make the system robust. We are ready to cooperate.”
Taking a jibe at the Delhi Police, the chief minister had said that upon receiving his letter, the police will try to paint a rosy picture of law and order in the city “by sharing favourable statistics.”
On Kejriwal’s car theft, the L-G also explained that after receiving information about the theft, he immediately asked the police commissioner to take prompt action.
“Commissioner of Police, Delhi has submitted a status report to the L-G, wherein he has apprised that several teams were constituted immediately to search the car. CCTVs of the place of incident and border areas were scanned intensively,” the statement said.