V K Jain, Arvind Kejriwal’s advisor who ‘witnessed’ assault on Delhi Chief Secretary, has resigned

VK Jain's resignation comes days after he was questioned by police in connection with the alleged assault on Anshu Prakash. Jain, in one of his multiple statements, had said he saw Prakash’s “spectacles fall off”.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 13, 2018 2:05 pm
Delhi Chief Secretary assault: Advisor to Arvind Kejriwal VK Jain resigns VK Jain in one of his multiple statements had said that he saw Prakash’s “spectacles fall off”.

Advisor to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, V K Jain, who had “witnessed” the assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash on February 19 during a meeting at the CM’s residence, resigned on Tuesday citing personal reasons. He has submitted his resignation letter in the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) and sent a copy to the lieutenant governor, according to PTI.

This comes days after he was questioned by police in connection with the alleged assault on Prakash. Jain, in one of his multiple statements, had said he saw Prakash’s “spectacles fall off”.

In his first statement that was submitted before a Delhi court, he had said he was present at the meeting but denied witnessing the assault and said he was in the “washroom” for a few minutes. But, in a second statement which was recorded before a magistrate under Section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), he said he left home at around 11.30 pm from Maharani Bagh and reached the CM’s residence at midnight.”

According to the prosecutor, Jain, in the statement, admitted that he saw Prakash being assaulted after exiting the washroom. He said, “When I came back, I saw two MLAs Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal, who were sitting, were ‘physically assaulting’ Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash and asking why are you not working…They were pushing him, physically touching him and were threatening him after pressing his chin. They were asking why are you not working. Following this incident, his spectacles fell.”

Jain is a retired 1984-batch DANICS and 2001 batch IAS officer. The 60-year-old was appointed as advisor cum consultant to Kejriwal in September 2017. He has worked in several government departments and retired as Chief Executive Officer of the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB).

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    Arun Jain
    Mar 14, 2018 at 8:47 pm
    After you give a statement and then change it after contact with Delhi Police any fool can tell you what Delhi police can do to you. It is a puppet police fully controlled by BJP. No body can believe Kejriwal will permit any violence at his house. BJP has tried every trick to derail AAP but failed. BJP will be routed in upcoming elections.
      Mar 13, 2018 at 9:42 pm
      He dared to tell the facts.
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        1. S
          Mar 13, 2018 at 7:58 pm
          V.K Jain had recorded contradictory statement in the case and had gone on leave since then. His initial statement claiming that he did not see anything as he had gone to the washroom at the time of the incident. But next day Jain claimed in his subsequent statement that AAP MLAs Prakash Jarwal and Amanatullah Khan surrounded the Prakash and he saw them assaulting him at Kejriwal’s residence. .. Clearly Mr. Jain does not have guts to face CMO after lying under pressure from Delhi Police..
          1. S
            Mar 13, 2018 at 5:51 pm
            Readers should be aware that Mr. V.K Jain was forced to change his statement by Delhi Police to implicate AAP MLA. In his initial statement Mr. V.K Jain said he went to WASHROOM and didn t witness any assault. . It clear case of intimidation on Mr. V.K Jain to implicate DELHI CM by BJP controlled DELHI POLICE and LG...
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