On Wednesday, Congress MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira alleged that the Punjab government had granted AAP leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal “Z plus security” and requested that it be revoked.
When Mr. Kejriwal had already received Z plus protection from the Center, he questioned the need for the state to increase security coverage.
Mr. Khaira, the president of the All India Kissan Congress, referenced a putative list of protected individuals, but a representative for the Punjab Police insisted that it was not an official list.
However, the spokeswoman said nothing in response to Mr. Kaira’s accusation.
Mr. Khaira had earlier asserted in a media interview in Chandigarh that Mr. Kejriwal had been given the Z plus security protection of the Punjab Police.
The official residence of the Punjab chief minister, Kapurthala House in Delhi, according to Mr. Khaira, had Punjab Police commandos stationed there.
He asked that Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann revoke the state government’s provision of security to the AAP national convener.
Later, a representative of the Punjab Police confirmed that the document Mr. Khaira had quoted was a part of a writ suit that had been submitted to the Punjab and Haryana High Court by the former deputy chief minister OP Soni.
According to the spokesperson, these documents are in no way authorised by Punjab Police.
The spokesperson claimed that reading the putative list proved it to be a typewritten document with no signatures, initials, official stamps, or other signs of official validation.
The spokesperson claimed that this list appears to have been typed by the petitioner and included to the writ petition.