The alleged assault took place on the intervening night of February 19-20 at the CM’s residence, when Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash was called for a meeting. A case was registered on Prakash’s complaint.
Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash alleged that he was assaulted by AAP leaders on February 20 in CM’s camp office when he had gone there for a meeting. Arvind Kejriwal and other AAP leaders have been summoned on October 25
“The interest of justice requires that they (Prakash and others) be afforded a hearing in the present revision petition on the aspect raised before the court. Issue notice to all respondents,” the order said.
Delhi home minister had refused request from police. The matter will come up next on September 18.
Justice Vibhu Bakhru remarked that earlier, the committee had sought to invoke the jurisdiction of the court to get the order in July, compelling the Chief Secretary’s appearance before the panel.
At the heart of the dispute is the Delhi Police’s request, dated August 21, to the Home Department — that three special public prosecutors be appointed in the case, wherein the chargesheet names CM Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and 11 AAP MLAs.
The Delhi Police had filed a chargesheet in the court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal on August 13, against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and 11 MLAs for allegedly assaulting Prakash.
CM Arvind Kejriwal, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia and 11 other AAP MLAs ahve been named in the chargesheet filed by Delhi Police.
A case was registered on Prakash’s complaint, who alleged he had been assaulted by AAP MLAs. Two AAP MLAs, Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal, were arrested in connection with the case and later released on bail.
In around 1,300-page chargesheet, the police has alleged that the accused had criminally conspired to threaten the chief secretary of death or grievous hurt, obstructed him in discharging his public function and caused hurt.
In a joint statement, ministers Gopal Rai, Satyendar Jain, Kailash Gahlot, Rajendra Pal Gautam and Imran Hussain said the “bogus” chargesheet was the result of a witch-hunt mounted after the BJP’s loss in Delhi in the 2015 polls.
The chargesheet was filed in the court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal, who posted the matter for cognizance on August 25.
The chief secretary was allegedly assaulted during a meeting at the chief minister’s residence on February 19. The incident had sparked a standoff between the AAP and the state’s bureaucrats.
Senior AAP women leaders hit out at the BJP, the L-G and Prakash for “failing to provide security to people” and trying to stall AAP’s efforts to do the same.
The Delhi High Court Tuesday told Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash that he is “adequately protected” against any punishment by a Delhi Legislative Assembly committee, which has sought his presence.