Agencies, New Delhi
Metropolitan Magistrate Shefali Barnala Tondon on Thursday ordered to 14-day judicial custody Aam Aadmi Party MLAs Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal, arraigned for assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash.
It was alleged that the two AAP lawmakers had assaulted Mr Prakash at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence on Monday night.
Mr Prakash had lodged a complaint that the two AAP MLAs had assaulted him while he was seated on a sofa during the Monday night meeting. Without provocation, the two legislators “started hitting and assaulting” him “with blows on head and temple,” he said. Mr Prakash further alleged that the assault was “premeditated” and a “conspiracy” of all those present.
A case was registered at the Civil Lines Police Station after the complaint filed by the Chief Secretary. Police had registered an FIR on the charges of criminal conspiracy and other provisions defined under Indian Penal Code.
It was alleged by Amanatullah Khan that the Chief Secretary had acted at the behest of the Bharatiya Janata Party and “the incident was a pretext to dismiss the AAP government”. He further submitted that there was no proof that the Chief Secretary was beaten up.
Amanatullah Khan surrendered before the police in the matter and denied the allegations of assault leveled against him by Mr Prakash. Mr Jarwal was also arrested in connection with the case.