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Delhi BJP asks police chief to review security cover of Kejriwal

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The unit of the BJP Sunday requested the of police to review the security cover of Arvind Kejriwal, a day after the chief alleged that he could be assassinated by police personnel deployed for his security.

In a letter to of Police Amulya Patnaik, said Kejriwal's statement was "damaging" for the morale of his security staff as well as the entire police force in the national capital.

He also sent copies of the letter to and Delhi's

Kejriwal on Saturday had alleged that the BJP was after his life and said he could be assassinated like former by police personnel deployed for his security.

Recently, the had also told a channel in that the BJP was after his life and they would "murder" him one day.

Kapoor in the letter said, "I believe this statement coming from a is highly damaging for the morale of not only his security guards but the entire force personnel who are deployed for VIP security".

He asked for of personnel deployed for Chief Minister Kejriwal's security, saying they must be "depressed" over his allegations.

"All security staff deployed around Kejriwal should be given and Delhi should immediately review his security cover".

should seek an apology from Kejriwal for his allegations and if he refuses his security cover should be withdrawn, Kapoor said.

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First Published: Sun, May 19 2019. 15:06 IST