In Bureaucrat's Assault, Arvind Kejriwal, AAP Lawmakers Summoned By Court

In the 3000-page chargesheet the police alleged that Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and the others had conspired to threaten the Chief Secretary

Court has asked Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and 11 AAP lawmakers to appear on October 25

Highlights

  • Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash had alleged that he was attacked at a meet
  • Arvind Kejriwal has been asked to appear before Delhi court on October 25
  • Chargesheet says Mr Kejriwal and others are responsible for the attack
New Delhi:

The Delhi Police on Tuesday submitted in court its chargesheet in the assault case of state chief secretary Anshu Prakash. The Patiala House Court has asked Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to be present in person, in court on October 25. The police in the chargesheet said, the Chief Minister, his deputy and 11 lawmakers were responsible for the attack on the bureaucrat.

In the 3000-page chargesheet the police alleged that Mr Kejriwal, Mr 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.

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. 

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