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Chief Secy assault case: Two AAP MLAs sent to judicial custodyActivists of the Youth Congress protest against Arvind Kejriwal over the alleged assault on the Chief Secretary by AAP MLAs in front of the AAP office in New Delhi on Saturday. Tribune Photo

Chief Secy assault case: Two AAP MLAs sent to judicial custody

22 Feb 2018 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI:Two AAP MLAs have been arrested in connection with the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash during a meeting at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence, a police official said today.

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Tribune News Service

New Delhi, February 21

Two AAP MLAs have been arrested in connection with the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash during a meeting at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence, a police official said today.

The Medical Legal Case (MLC) report has also confirmed that the Chief Secretary has sustained injury over his lower lip, pain was felt in the neck movement and both ears, and mild swelling over right side of the face, which tells he was roughed up, said Dr JP Kaushal who conducted the MLC at Asaf Ali Government Hospital.

AAP MLA Amantullah Khan was arrested today after he appeared at the Jamia Nagar police station with a large group of supporters. Party legislator from Deoli, Prakash Jarwal, who was detained last night, was also arrested and both have been sent to one day’s judicial custody, said Additional DCP (North) Harendra Kumar Singh.

The Chief Secretary in his FIR had alleged that Khan was sitting next to him on a sofa and on other side another AAP MLA was sitting during the Monday night meeting, "and without provocation, the two legislators started hitting and assaulting me with blows on head and temple."

However, Khan and AAP denied the allegations. Khan alleged that the Chief Secretary was acting at the behest of the BJP, that the incident is a pretext to dismiss the AAP government and the Delhi Police is working under the pressure of the Home Minister.

The Chief Secretary said in the FIR that he had received a call from advisor to the Chief Minister VK Jain around 6.55 pm, who had told him that if the matter of TV advertisements was not resolved by the evening, then he should reach the CM residence at midnight to discuss it.

He claims he had explained earlier that any advertisement to be released should not be in contravention of the Supreme Court guidelines. "Jain again called me around 1.20 pm...Thereafter, I left my residence in my official car and driver along with my PSO and reached the CM residence at midnight," reads the FIR.

According to the FIR, “They hit several blows with fists on my head and temple. My spectacles fell to the ground I was in a state of shock. With difficulty, I was able to leave the room and get into my official car and leave. None of the persons made any attempt to save me.”

The Chief Secretary in his FIR alleged that the assault was premeditated and a conspiracy of all those present. Police have filed the FIR including the charge of criminal conspiracy in it.


IPC sections invoked

Police have invoked stringent IPC section, including hatching a criminal conspiracy and assaulting and threatening a public servant.

The FIR has been filed against Okhla MLA Amanatuallah Khan and others, a police official said. Apart from Section 120 B that pertains to criminal conspiracy, the police have invoked sections related to wrongful confinement (342), attacking and obstructing a public servant (186/353), assaulting a public servant while on duty (332), intentional insult with intent to cause breach of trust (504), common intention (34) and criminal intimidation (506), said a senior police officer.

MLAs being hounded: AAP

22 Feb 2018 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI:Following the arrest of its two MLAs for allegedly attacking Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, the AAP today alleged its party lawmakers were being “hounded” for belonging to the Dalit and minority communities.

BJP to come on street today; Cong meets LG

BJP to come on street today; Cong meets LG

22 Feb 2018 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI:Condemning the incident that took place with the Chief Secretary, BJP announced to come on the streets demanding the dismissal of all the AAP MLAs including the disqualified ones.

Bureaucrats boycott ministerial meetings

22 Feb 2018 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI:It was routine business at Delhi Secretariat even as bureaucrats, including Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, of the Delhi government today abstained from meetings with the Aam Aadmi Party ministers demanding an apology from chief minister Arvind Kejriwal over the alleged assault incident on Monday.

Naidu on  media: Avoid sensationalism, present facts

Naidu on media: Avoid sensationalism, present facts

22 Feb 2018 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI:Emphasising the key role of a free and fair press in a vibrant democracy, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu today said certain practices have crept into journalism when news is being treated with interest of sections of promoters and political leanings.

Sisodia approves incubation centre

22 Feb 2018 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI:To promote potential entrepreneurs and indigenous technologies, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia today approved the setting-up of first Incubation / Innovation Centre for the national capital at the Delhi Emporium, Baba Kharag Singh Marg here.

DUTA demands disbursal of salaries for MCD schoolteachers

22 Feb 2018 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) today demanded that the North and East Delhi municipal bodies disburse salaries of corporation school teachers withheld “for many months”.

Body of youth found hanging from tree

22 Feb 2018 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI:In a shocking incident at Idgah Maidan, a 17-year-old youth was stabbed to death, said police official.

Kidnapped girl rescued, accused held

22 Feb 2018 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI:The police have arrested Ajay (20), a resident of Jaipur, and rescued a kidnapped 14-year-old girl, said a police official.

Fresh battle between AAP, CentreAssault on Chief Secretary

Fresh battle between AAP, Centre

21 Feb 2018 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash’s allegations of being manhandled by a bunch of ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs in the presence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia last night clearly indicated a renewed confrontation between the Kejriwal government and the BJP-led Centre; Lieutenant Governor office and the bureaucrats at the latter’s side.

FIR filed against AAP’s Okhla MLA

21 Feb 2018 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash was allegedly roughed up by AAP MLAs during a meeting at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence on Monday late night, said a police official.

IAS officers condemn incident; meet LG seeking action

21 Feb 2018 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:IAS, DANICS associations, along with the Delhi Administration Subordinate Services, today condemned the alleged manhandling of Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by a few ruling AAP MLAs at CM’s residence last night and lodged their protest with LG Anil Baijal.

BJP terms manhandling ‘urban naxalism’

21 Feb 2018 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:Dubbing the alleged manhandling of Chief Secretary as “urban naxalism”, the BJP today demanded Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation while the Congress, describing the incident as “administrative and constitutional crisis”, demanded an apology from the Chief Minister.

Officers boycott cabinet meeting

21 Feb 2018 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:Amid the pandemonium at Delhi Secretariat, the Delhi Government today shifted its cabinet meeting to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence.

Discrepancy in DSGMC

Hand over finances to independent experts: Sarna

21 Feb 2018 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:In the wake of potential layoffs by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-Delhi president Paramjit Singh Sarna today demanded that the “debt-ridden” DSGMC must immediately hand over financial control of religious and institutional funds to independent Sikh experts.

Naidu, Rajnath attend police reception party

21 Feb 2018 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today attended the “At Home” reception held by the Delhi Police to commemorate the police week celebrations.

Fire breaks out in factory

21 Feb 2018 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:A fire broke out in a factory manufacturing batteries in Patparganj of east Delhi today but no casualty was reported, a police official said.

Poor attendance at BJP’s kisan, OBC morchas

Poor attendance at BJP’s kisan, OBC morchas

20 Feb 2018 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi BJP Kisan and OBC Morchas that held a panchayat at Rajghat failed to attract large number of gathering today. The panchayat held to discuss problems of the farmers and other residents of the rural areas of the city in which representatives of about 80 villages of north, east, west and south Delhi participated.

‘Buniyaad’ to enhance reading skills of students

20 Feb 2018 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI: To enhance quality of education imparted in schools of the capital, the government has taken on board the local bodies, including the municipal corporations (MCDs), to implement “Mission Buniyaad”, a new programme announced today for improving learning levels of children studying both in government-run and municipal schools.

Auto permit scam

Cops hand-in-glove with govt: Swaraj India

20 Feb 2018 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI: The Swaraj India (SI) today came down heavily on the AAP government and the Delhi Police claiming “inaction” on their part despite the registration of an FIR in a case embroiling the city government and ministry officials over alleged fraudulent permit transfers in the Burari Transport Authority.

Cong braces for bypolls

20 Feb 2018 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) today has begun the preparation for assembly by-election with a meeting held with senior leaders including former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit who had run government in Delhi for 15 consecutive years.

Murder convict escapes from police custody, 3 cops suspended

20 Feb 2018 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI: A murder convict escaped from the police custody today with the help of his accomplices, who threw chilli powder in the eyes of police personnel accompanying the prisoner during a hospital visit in central Delhi, leading to the suspension of three policemen.

4-yr-old girl crushed under truck

20 Feb 2018 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI: A four-year-old girl was today crushed to death by a speeding truck in Narela, a police official said. The accident occurred when the girl had gone to relieve herself today morning, he said.

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