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.
Prakash was at the centre of the strained relations between the AAP dispensation and the IAS officers of the Delhi government, following an alleged attack on him at Kejriwal’s official residence here in February.
The counsel for Delhi Legislative Assembly, the Speaker and two panels informed the court that the three offices were neither appearing before the committees, nor replying to the information being sought from them.
The note, sources said, cited a Ministry of Home Affairs notification of May 2015, and made it clear that until there were clear directions overturning the notification, the Services department could do little.
Another application was moved by accused Prakash Jarwal to monitor the case, citing the example of the improper probe into Environment Minister Imran Hussain’s case.
The police have questioned Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and 11 AAP lawmakers present at the meeting.
A purported query from Anshu Prakash on the validity of question hour during special sessions of the Delhi Assembly has triggered a fresh row between the government and the top officer.
The police have already questioned 11 AAP MLAs present at the chief minister’s residence for the meeting. Two of the party MLAs — Amantullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal — were arrested in the case.
As per the application, the Investigation Officer (IO) of the case, Additional DCP Harender Singh, made a statement before the media about Kejriwal which was “factually incorrect”.