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Cops claim ball damaged minister's car, aides smell conspiracy

New Delhi: A day after Delhi Minister Rakhi Birla's car was allegedly attacked in Mangolpuri, police today claimed that the vehicle's windshield was accidentally damaged by a cricket ball but her aides were not convinced. 
India TV News Desk January 06, 2014 22:13 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: A day after Delhi Minister Rakhi Birla's car was allegedly attacked in Mangolpuri, police today claimed that the vehicle's windshield was accidentally damaged by a cricket ball but her aides were not convinced. 

Yesterday, 26-year-old Birla had lodged a complaint at Mangolpuri police station stating that someone from crowd threw a stone at her windshield while she was returning after attending a function at the Santoshi Mata Mandir at 6.15 PM.  The windscreen of Birla's car was hit by a cricket ball as a group of boys was playing cricket in the area, a police official said.

The incident reportedly happened in R-Block Mangolpuri, which falls in constituency of the Women and Child Development Minister.

However, when contacted, a close aide of the Minister said they were not convinced.

“When the incident had happened, some of us who were also inside the car got down and asked the crowd which had gathered but nobody came forward. Now it's said that it was cricket ball. It all seems to be a conspiracy,” the minister's aide said.

However, immediately after the incident Birla had reiterated that she will not take any police protection and was “undeterred” by the attack.

In keeping with AAP's promise on austerity, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has refused to take any security with all of his six ministers saying they would follow in their leader's footsteps in that regard.