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Arvind Kejriwal's blue Wagon R car lost and found in Ghaziabad after 2 days

Delhi CM says theft of his car points towards the rapidly 'deteriorating' law and order situation in the national capital

Agencies  |  New Delhi 

Arvind Kejriwal
Arvind Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's creaky blue Wagon R, which was stolen from outside the Secretariat two days ago, has been found abandoned in Ghaziabad, the police said today.

The humble hatchback, Kejriwal drove around in his early political career and which helped cement his position as the "aam aadmi", was being used by an functionary before it was stolen.

The Police said their counterparts in Ghaziabad got in touch with them regarding the car.

"A blue Wagon R has been found abandoned by Ghaziabad police and we think it is the chief minister's car," said a senior police officer.

The police are verifying its engine and chassis numbers.

Kejriwal had yesterday written a letter to Lt Governor Anil Baijal, saying the theft points towards the rapidly "deteriorating" law and order situation in the capital.

"My Wagon-R car was stolen outside the Secretariat. My car getting stolen is a small matter. But the fact that it went missing outside the Secretariat reflects the rapidly deteriorating law and order situation in Delhi," Kejriwal wrote.

He went on to take a jibe at the Police saying 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.

"What can the common men expect in a state where the chief minister's car goes missing? Delhi's law and order has been rapidly deteriorating over the last few months. Police and law and order comes directly under you. Please make the system robust. We are ready to cooperate," he wrote.

Kejriwal's blue Wagon-R, which he used till the 2015 assembly election and in many ways helped cement his 'aam aadmi' image, was stolen from outside the Secretariat yesterday.

The hatchback was being used by an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) functionary over the last few months.

First Published: Sat, October 14 2017. 10:17 IST