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Updated: January 6, 2014 09:57 IST

Rakhi Birla’s private vehicle damaged

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Rakhi Birla
Rakhi Birla

Initially thought that stones had been hurled

Heavy drama ensued after a ball smashed the windscreen of the private vehicle in which Delhi Minister Rakhi Birla was travelling in Mangolpuri here on Sunday evening.

Although the police have registered a first information report, preliminary investigations reveal that it was a misdirected throw by a child that landed on windscreen and damaged it, the police said. Ms. Birla managed to escape unhurt, they added.

A police officer said the Women and Child Welfare Minister had gone to a temple in R-Block of Mangolpuri close to her house in Outer Delhi when the incident took place. She was travelling in her private car at the time of the incident.

Based on her statement, a case regarding throwing of a stone at her vehicle was immediately registered.

However, closer examination revealed that the damage was apparently caused due to a ball.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Cabinet colleagues, including Ms. Birla, have so far refused to take any security cover.

Undeterred by the incident, the journalist-turned-politician maintained that she did not need any security cover.

The security wing of the Delhi Police said they had asked the local police to submit a report, based on which any decision to deploy personnel will be taken.

As of now, none of the Cabinet members enjoy a security cover. But policemen are sent to manage crowds in event Mr. Kejriwal is travelling to a crowded area. There is, however, no such provision for the other Ministers, said a police officer.


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Can someone tell me from where this car came to Rakhi Birla? In her
election affidavit, she didnt mention about any car. She had stated that
she has only 51000/- INR.

Has she filed wrong affidavit, or she bought car after becoming MLA with
51000/- Rs?

from:  Shantanu Shukla
Posted on: Jan 6, 2014 at 18:24 IST

A ball came and hit her car specifically? I smell fish! BJP people
trying to malign image of AAP by trying to create an illusion of drama.

from:  Meena
Posted on: Jan 6, 2014 at 15:29 IST

This is the state of a female "minister" in Delhi. Imagine about the
safety of normal housewives, students, employees etc. This was all
expected as this is the kind of politics Congress + BJP know to do.

from:  John
Posted on: Jan 6, 2014 at 14:31 IST
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