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.
Prakash was allegedly attacked during a meeting at the CM’s residence on February 19. The police had said Kejriwal was present at the time of the incident.
Delhi chief secretary assault case: Police said, “A notice has been sent to Arvind Kejriwal and he will be examined on May 18 at 11 am. He will be questioned by the police on Friday in connection with the alleged assault on chief secretary Anshu Prakash in February.”
The court had on March 9 granted bail to AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal in the chief secretary assault case with a warning that any such illegal activity in future would lead to the cancellation of his bail.
Two MLAs — Praveen Kumar and Ajay Dutt — were asked to join the probe as they were reportedly present during the incident at the chief minister’s residence. Kumar has assured that he will come at 4 pm on Thursday but Dutt is out of city, said police sources.
Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash sought quashing of a notice issued to him for skipping a meeting called by Question and Reference Committee of the Delhi Assembly, which is examining the alleged Rs 100 crore scam in Delhi Nagrik Sehkari Bank.
The bail application of both the MLAs was declined by a magisterial court on February 23, with the court saying that the case was “highly sensitive”.
Around 500 employees of the Delhi government participated in the candlelight march and observed silence for a while at Rajghat. The officers sat and sang the bhajan of Mahatma Gandhi – ‘Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram’.
The march, scheduled to begin around 6 pm, comes a day after the AAP escalated its attack on Anshu Prakash, accusing him of entering into a ‘conspiracy’ with Lt Governor to destabilise the government in the capital.
Delhi police search Arvind Kejriwal’s residence: “No government can fulfill its promises to the people if employees feel demoralised and insecure. There is no place for violence in a democratic… society,” L-G Anil Baijal said in a statement.
The Delhi government sent a list of eight meetings skipped by the officers, asking the L-G if this is permissible under the conduct rules of IAS officers.
Handpicked by CM Arvind Kejriwal, Jain caught many by surprise when he told police on Thursday that he saw the Chief Secretary being assaulted at the CM’s residence.
Even as the AAP was quick to condemn his remarks, made just hours after police searched Kejriwal’s house in connection with the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, AAP MLA Naresh Balyan told The Indian Express that he stood by his statement.
AAP vs Chief Secretary: BJP sources maintained that the Centre would not consider invoking Article 356 — the imposition of President’s Rule — in the capital.
On the fresh police custody remand application, the court said that the only new fact which has emerged, as per the prosecution, is that the Chief Minister’s advisor V K Jain has said that he witnessed the Chief Secretary being assaulted.