Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, involved in multiple security scares, has received an email from a person that threatens his 23-year-old daughter will be kidnapped.
After the Aam Aadmi Party leader lodged an official complaint, an investigation was launched. The identity of the person, who sent the email is not known yet.
“We will kidnap your daughter. Do what you can to protect her,” the email from an unknown person sent to the Chief Minister’s official email address on Wednesday read, according to the police.
The cyber cell of the Delhi Police is investigating the matter, a police officer said.
The Delhi Police have assigned a personal security officer (PSO) to Mr Kejriwal’s daughter, Harshita Kejriwal.
Mr Kejriwal and his wife Sunita have two children Harshita, and her younger brother, Pulkit.
Mr Kejriwal’s family normally keeps a low profile. His daughter, however, was in news when she cleared the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) entrance test in 2014. She pursued an engineering course there.
In 2015, during a debate in the Delhi assembly, Mr Kejriwal had said that his family gets restless till the time his daughter returns home from the IIT campus. His comments had come as part of a consultation on the women’s rights bill.
The tension at home, said Mr Kejriwal, was because the metro station is at a little distance away from his residence. “If I being Chief Minister am so concerned for the safety of my daughter then I can understand the feeling of common man,” he had said.
Last November, in a major security lapse, a man had attacked the Chief Minister with chilli powder inside the Delhi Secretariat.
Mr Kejriwal and his party are currently gearing up for the general elections expected to take place in the next few months. He said yesterday that his party would win all seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi.