New Delhi: In a fresh development in Anshu Prakash assault case, the Patiala House Court on Thursday granted a conditional bail to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and 11 other AAP (Aam Aadmi Party) leaders following a brief hearing.
The conditions of bail for accused AAP leaders include – submission of a Rs 50,000 bond, restriction on travelling abroad without court’s permission, no tampering of evidence and influencing witness.
While speaking to media before hearing, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, accused the Centre of destroying the system.
“They have destroyed everything, every institution in India. They have destroyed the CBI also. We are here and this is also because of them,” Sisodia asserted.
Next date for court proceedings in the Delhi chief secretary Anshu Prakash assault case has been fixed to December 7 by the Patiala House Court.
Build up to today’s hearing
- The Aam Aadmi Party got engulfed in an unprecedented controversy after Delhi chief secretary Anshu Prakash was allegedly slapped by AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan at a meeting at Delhi Chief Minister’s residence.
- Earlier, all the accused AAP leaders, in connection with the alleged assault case, were summoned by the Patiala House Court on September 18.
- On August 13, the Delhi Police named Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and 11 AAP MLAs in the 1300-page charge sheet that was filed under Sections 186, 323, 332, 342, 353, 504, 506(ii), 120B, 109, 114, 149, 34 and 36 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
- While AAP issued a statement rubbishing the allegations put on by the Chief Secretary as baseless and ludicrous, Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash filed a complaint against the AAP leaders in a detailed ordeal of the meeting.