AAP vs Delhi Bureaucrats: Delhi Police Files FIR in Alleged Assault of Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash
New Delhi, February 20: Delhi Police on Tuesday filed an FIR (First Information Report) in the alleged assault of Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash. The FIR has been filed under Sections 186 (obstructing a public servant from performing the duty), 353 (assaulting a public servant), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 342, 504, 506(2) and 120b & 34.
“We have registered a case where it is said that yesterday late night Chief Secretary was called at the Chief Minister’s residence where some MLAs were also present and Chief Secretary was assaulted. Investigation has begun,” Delhi Police Spokesperson Deependra Pathak said.
Prakash was allegedly manhandled by a few Aam Aadmi Party MLAs at the chief minister’s residence in presence of Arvind Kejriwal and his Deputy Manish Sisodia. “There was a heated exchange at the meeting last night. During the argument, two or three AAP MLAs manhandled him… The CS’s spectacles also got broken,” the senior IAS officer, who did not wish to be named, claimed.
Alleged assault of #Delhi Chief Secy Anshu Prakash: FIR lodged under Sections 186 (obstructing a public servant from performing the duty), 353 (assaulting a public servant), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 342, 504, 506(2) & 120b & 34. pic.twitter.com/NL3kytA0jY
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However, the chief minister’s office dismissed the accusation as “bizarre and baseless”. “The allegation of assault is totally bizarre and baseless,” a senior official in the chief minister’s office said.
The Home Ministry also sought a report from Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on an alleged assault, an official said. In a communication, the Ministry asked the L-G to submit a detailed report on the alleged attack that took place at Kejriwal’s residence on Monday.
“The Home Ministry is aware of the development and closely monitoring the situation,” the official said.
Chief Secretary (CS) Prakash was manhandled by a few AAP MLAs at Kejriwal’s residence, an IAS officer alleged today.
After the incident, Prakash met Baijal and apprised him of the incident, the IAS officer added.
With inputs from PTI