NEW DELHI: Delhi Police on Sunday dispelled any notion of an attack on Naveen Kumar Jindal as it claimed the incident that led broke the glass of its vehicle outside the expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader’s house in just a freak accident.
Jindal on Sunday morning claimed that “Islamic Jihadis” pelted stones at the PCR van stationed outside his house in Laxmi Nagar in East Delhi.
The police later clarified that a stone, which flew off under the tyre pressure of a passing vehicle, caused the accident.
“I want to clarify that there is no incident of stone pelting. Constructions were going on in the area and some construction material flew off the tyre of a passing vehicle and shattered the windscreen of the PCR van,” Sachin Sharma, additional DCP I, East Delhi, said.
Jindal was expelled from the party for supporting former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma for her objectionable comments over Prophet Mohammad. Since then, Jindal claimed to have gotten threats on social media and his mobile phone.
Jindal on Sunday tweeted about the incident. He said that in the past month he told Delhi Police multiple times about the threats by “Islamic Jihadis”. “Today, Jihadis smashed the window of the PCR stationed outside my house,” he said in his tweet.
The Delhi Police quickly clarified stating, “..back glass of PCR van outside his house broke due to a spinning stone from the wheel of a passing vehicle. All are advised not to propagate false information.”
The police had given additional security to Jindal and his family after he complained of threats on June 30.
A senior officer from East Delhi said that prima facie it appeared to be an accident. The statements of the men deployed at the PCR have already been recorded. Meanwhile, the police were still verifying the claims and probing the matter further.