Arvind Kejriwal, His 12 Lawmakers Are Accused In Bureaucrat Assault Case

New Delhi: 

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Deputy Manish Sisodia have been named as accused in the case involving the alleged assault on Delhi’s Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash — setting up what is expected to be another flashpoint between the Centre and the Delhi government.
Sources said the chargesheet, filed by the Delhi Police today, also names 11 other ministers and lawmakers.

The top bureaucrat of Delhi had alleged that he was attacked during a late-night meeting at Mr Kejriwal’s house in February.

Two AAP lawmakers – Amantullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal – were arrested in the case; Jain was questioned by the police. Mr Kejriwal and his ministers have denied any wrongdoing and cited the CCTV footage from the Chief Minister’s residence.

The alleged attack had led to a long-drawn, bitter face-off between the bureaucrats and the ministers.


AAP alleged that for weeks, the bureaucrats boycotted meetings called by the ministers. The matter was resolved after Mr Kejriwal’s sit-in protest at the house of Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal in June.

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