Judge rejects police custody of AAP duo


Judge rejects police custody of AAP duo

A day after Delhi's chief secretary Anshu Prakash alleged that he had been assaulted by two Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence on February 19, a medical report prepared at the Aruna Asaf Ali Hospital revealed that Prakash had sustained injuries on the face.

Jarwal was arrested on Tuesday night and Khan on Wednesday morning, after the ruling party MLA turned himself in at Jamia Nagar police station.

The spokesman also said, another AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal, who was detained last night, has been arrested.

As chief secretary Anshu Prakash alleged on Monday that he was manhandled by AAP MLAs, multiple players quickly jumped into the fray.

In his complaint, Prakash, a 1986-batch IAS officer of the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre, alleged that at the meeting, an attempt was made to "compel" him to follow "unlawful directions". "The police spoke to Chief Minister's advisor VK Jain on this matter", he added.

"If somebody dies of hunger in the state, will the Chief Secretary be answerable or will it be the Lt Governor (Anil Baijal)?".

Informed sources told IANS that as far as they knew, Indian Administrative Service officers did not have any meetings at all with Delhi Ministers on Wednesday, going by their decision.

"We have the video footage of what happened at Delhi Secretariat yesterday (Tuesday) when our Minister and his Personal Secretary were attacked by a mob that was incited by the BJP but nothing has been done about it, " he alleged.

A separate FIR has been registered based on Hussain's complaint. "Arvind Kejriwal should apologise for this incident and work for the development of Delhi instead of making lame excuses", Maken said.

Meanwhile, AAP leaders Sanjay Singh and Ashutosh during a press conference have said, "We are being hounded".

He said the entire FIR was fabricated and a number of facts were invoked much later at the instance of senior officials in the bureaucracy and the issue of advertisment as raised by the complainant is not mentioned in the FIR.

There are around 70 IAS officers and 400 Delhi and Andaman Nicobar Island Civil Services officers working with the Delhi government. In the statement, the associations said if the meeting was called to discuss problems with the public distribution system, as the AAP claimed, then why was the Food and Civil Supplies Minister, Hussain, not present.

Haryana IAS officers association collectively chose to wear black badges on Wednesday as a mark of protest against the assault.

"Anybody physically assaulted by someone would immediately call the police". "It will be a very risky situation if Delhi goes towards administrative paralysis", he said.



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