The Centre’s Narendra Modi government on Saturday transferred Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, who had accused Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of physically assaulting him. Prakash had even filed a police complaint accusing Kejriwal of using his MLAs to have him the bureaucrat assaulted.
Prakash has now been transferred to the Department of Telecommunications in the central government, where his new role will be of the Additional Secretary. He has replaced N Sivasailam, who has been posted as the Special Secretary (Logistics), Department of Commerce.
The central government has not named a new Chief Secretary for the Delhi government.
Following Prakash’s complaint, the Delhi Police had named Kejriwal, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and 11 other MLAs as accused in the charge-sheet.
Prakash had alleged that he was assaulted by at least two AAP MLAs after he was invited by Delhi Chief Minister to his house for a midnight meeting.
The Delhi Police had questioned Kejriwal’s private secretary, Bibhav Kumar, in this case. Prakash had said that he was attacked by AAP MLAs after he arrived at the chief minister’s house for a meeting. He had said that VK Jain, former advisor to Kejriwal, was also present there. Jain had later resigned from his post as Kejriwal’s advisor after he gave conflicting statements to the police.
This comes a day after Kejriwal agreed to join the investigation in the case of alleged assault of Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, the police said today.
Prakash was allegedly assaulted during a meeting at Kejriwal’s official residence on 19 February.