Delhi CM’s Adviser Goes on Medical Leave, CS Attends Cabinet Meet
AAP MLAs Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal have been arrested over the alleged assault on CS Anshu Prakash.
Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash alleged that Aam Aadmi Party MLAs attacked him inside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence on 19 February, leading to a full-blown political battle. Delhi Police arrived at Kejriwal’s residence on Friday, 23 February, to review CCTV visuals that has reportedly recorded events of 19 February.
Two AAP MLAs Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal were arrested and sent to a 14-day judicial custody.
- NDMC House passed a resolution condemning the alleged assault
- AAP delegation met Delhi Police commissioner on Monday to demand action against those behind the assault at the Delhi Secretariat
- Media reports suggest the CCTV footage at CM Arvind Kejriwal’s house was tampered with, Delhi Police deny making any such claims
- Delhi government mulls streaming all meetings live
IAS Joint Forum demands a written apology from the CM in a media address
- Delhi’s Lt Governor Anil Baijal submitted a preliminary report to Home Minister Rajnath Singh
- Delhi government bureaucrats have decided to boycott AAP meetings till Kejriwal apologises for the alleged attack
Advisor to Delhi CM Goes on Week-Long Medical Leave
The advisor to the Delhi Chief Minister, V K Jain, who was questioned by the police in connection with the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, has gone on a week-long medical leave, sources said today.
Prakash was allegedly assaulted by AAP MLAs during a meeting at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence 19 February night.
Jain has not been coming to the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) since the incident, the sources said.
The Delhi Police had last week told a court that during interrogation, Jain disclosed that AAP MLAs Prakash Jarwal and Amanatullah Khan surrounded the chief secretary and saw them assaulting him at Kejriwal's residence.
However, Jain had earlier said that he did not seen anything as he had gone to the washroom at the time of the incident.
Delhi CS Attends First Official Meeting With CM After Alleged Assault
Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash on Tuesday attended a Cabinet meeting to finalise dates for the Delhi Assembly's Budget Session, his first official meet with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal since he was allegedly assaulted by AAP MLAs last week.
The Delhi Assembly's Budget Session would be held from March 16 to 28, the Cabinet has decided.
This is the first meeting of the chief secretary with Kejriwal since the alleged assault on him by some AAP MLAs at the chief minister's residence on 19 February.
In his letter, Prakash said, "A meeting of the Council of Ministers has been scheduled (today) to discuss important matters of finalisation of dates for the Budget Session of the Delhi Legislative Assembly." "Since finalising the dates of the Budget Session and passing of the budget are important for the functioning of government, I along with officers concerned, will be attending the meeting," he said.
Delhi Court Dismisses Jarwal and Amanatullah's Bail Pleas
Delhi's Tis Hazari court dismisses AAP's Prakash Jarwal and Amanatullah Khan's bail plea.
Rejecting Jarwal’s plea, the sessions court said it could not ignore the fact that the lawmaker had "openly violated the dignity" of a 56-year-old public servant who was "honestly discharging duties".
"This is not the case of a simple assault. The aggression shown by the accused towards the top bureaucrat, that too at the house of the Chief Minister, itself demonstrates that applicant has no respect for law and he can go to any extent to serve their interest.
"It is not only undemocratic and against the principles of good governance but would create fear in the minds of other officers and would shake the confidence of people in law enforcement machinery. The situation cannot be more alarming when law makers themselves do not respect the rule of law," the judge said while dismissing the plea filed against the order of the magistrate rejecting his bail.
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