Delhi’s Patiala House Court on Saturday dismissed AAP MLAs’ plea to restrain the Delhi Police from sharing information with media in the case related to the alleged assault on the Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash. The court will consider charge-sheet on 18 September.
The AAP counsel said that this was not a ‘simple matter’ adding that Chief Secretary was a complainant, while Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused. “Delhi police trying to make this a media trial,” the AAP MLA’s lawyer said.
In its defence, the Delhi Police had said, “AAP leaders are making derogatory remarks on Delhi police. They are maligning our image & also trying to influence court proceedings.”
Delhi Police on 13 August had filed a charge-sheet in the alleged assault case of Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash. The cops had named Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and 11 other MLAs as accused in the charge-sheet. Delhi’s Patiala House Court will take cognisance on 25 August, reported news agency ANI.
In May, the cops had questioned Kejriwal in connection with the alleged assault on Prakash.
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.
Police have already questioned the 11 Aam Aadmi Party MLAs, who were present at the chief minister’s residence for the meeting. Two MLAs Amantullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal were arrested in the case.