New Delhi: After the Delhi police submitted its chargesheet in state chief secretary Anshu Prakash’s assault case, the Patiala House Court asked Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to be present in person, in court on October 25.
As per reports, the police — in its chargesheet –stressed that Chief Minister, his deputy and 11 lawmakers were responsible for the attack on the bureaucrat.
‘Kejriwal, Sisodia had conspired’
- In the 3000-page chargesheet the police alleged that Kejriwal, Sisodia and the others had conspired to threaten the Chief Secretary, obstructed him in discharging his public function and caused hurt.
- They have also been accused of wrongful confinement, intentional insult, abetment and unlawful assembly.
‘Delhi CM is now a chargesheeted Criminal’
- Reacting on the development, the rebel AAP leader Kapil Mishra took to Twitter and said that the Delhi CM is “a charge sheeted accused Criminal” and that he should immedaetly resign “to ensure free and fair investigation”.
Delhi Chief Minister is now a Charge sheeted Accused Criminal
He should immediately resign to ensure free and fair investigation and trial
केजरीवाल अब एक चार्जशीटेड अपराधी अभियुक्त हैं
निष्पक्ष जांच के लिए इस्तीफ़ा आवश्यक pic.twitter.com/6nfUOhLEl9
— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishra_IND) September 18, 2018
- Anshu Prakash had alleged that he was attacked at a late night meeting in February over a delay in releasing a three-year anniversary TV campaign.
- Initially he was threatened and then Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal “started hitting and assaulting me”, he said in his complaint.
- The AAP government had called the allegations in the police chargesheet “fake and laughable” and said that it was the “result of the extreme frustration of the Modi government”.
- The alleged attack, which took place during a meeting at the Chief Minister’s House in February, had led to a months-long face-off between the ministers and bureaucrats, which was resolved in June.
- If convicted, the Chief Minister and his lawmakers may get a maximum of seven year jail term.