The chief minister is scheduled to return to the national capital on Tuesday night.
Following the incident, Deputy Chief Minister and AAP leader Manish Sisodia had on September 11 ordered schools to install CCTV cameras covering their entire premises and complete police investigation of their non-teaching staff within three weeks.
Senior advocate Rebecca John, appearing for Kejriwal and Sisodia, argued that there was no direct evidence against them and the complainant’s entire case was based on a press release issued by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and some news articles.
During the meditation course, the chief minister of Delhi will not have access to newspapers, televisions or any other media.
In the Babu Jagjivan Ram Memorial Hospital case, the government has sought the action, saying, the acused, “acted against” the CCS (Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules.
The incident comes two days after a seven-year-old boy was gruesomely murdered for resisting sexual assault by a bus conductor in a Gurgaon school, which sent shock waves across the country.
Before Gopal, Finance Secretary S N Sahai, a 1986-batch IAS officer, was holding the additional charge of principal home secretary in the Aam Aadmi Party government.
Arvind Kejriwal asked the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to come up with a road map for decentralised STPs all over Delhi.
“During the meeting, the chief minister asked for the current status of water supply in all colonies of Delhi. The DJB has been asked to furnish a report on timing of water supply in every colony, the duration of supply and problems faced by people, including water contamination,” the Delhi government said in a statement.
Kejriwal was refuting the claim of Jaitley that he had received a copy of a forwarded letter by Jethmalani addressed to AAP chief stating that whatever he had asked him during the cross-examination was based on the instruction of the chief minister.
Arun Jaitley had filed a civil defamation case against the Delhi Chief Minister objecting to the use of a derogatory word by Kejriwal’s lawyer, Ram Jethmalani in court.
Gautam, who had taken over the water department barely three months ago, told PTI that top officials including the DJB CEO were not letting him work and keeping him in the dark in matters of importance. The decision also comes following a series of deaths in the city while cleaning sewers and septic tanks.
With allegations of norms being flouted holding up AAP’s flagship project, a visit to two mohalla clinics sheds light on what works — and what doesn’t
Explaining why the CM has changed his mind now, a source said, “Water and sewage are lifelines of the people of Delhi. If these two issues are looked after, a number of problems faced by people can be solved.”
The setback in civic polls in Delhi, where it lost to the BJP, had left a shadow on the AAP’s plans to contest elections in Gujarat. However, it appears that the party has had a rethink after the recent win in Bawana bypoll.