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Delhi Police names Kejriwal, Sisodia and 11 AAP MLAs as accused in Chief Secretary assault case

8/13/2018

New Delhi, Delhi Police on Monday filed a chargesheet in connection with the alleged assault of Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash in February and named Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and eleven others AAP MLAs as accused in the case. Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash was allegedly assaulted during a meeting at the official residence of Kejriwal on the night of February 19 this year. The alleged assault on the Chief Secretary had triggered a bitter tussle between the Delhi government and its bureaucrats. Police have alleged that Chief Minister was present when the alleged assault took place and has already questioned 11 AAP MLAs present at the Chief Minister's residence for the meeting. Police has arrested two MLA Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal of Aam Aadmi Party. Police had questioned Kejriwal for over three hours in connection with the alleged assault on Prakash. After investigation in the case Police on Monday filed the chargesheet before the court and also named Amanatullah Khan, Prakash Jarwal, Nitin Tyagi, Rituraj Govind, Sanjeev Jha, Ajay Dutt, Rajesh Rishi, Rajesh Gupta, Madan Lal, Parveen Kumar and Dinesh Mohania 11 legislators of the Aam Aadmi Party as accused in the case. Delhi Police has accused the AAP leaders of wrongfully confining a person, assaulting or using criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of duty, insulting him to provoke breach of peace and abetment of the offence defined under Indian Penal Code and has alleged in its chargesheet that Kejriwal, Sisodia and others had criminally conspired to threaten the Chief Secretary of Delhi of death or grievous hurt, obstructed him in discharging his duty and caused hurt to him. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Samar Vishal after hearing the chargesheet adjourned the matter for consideration on August 25.

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