Union Minister Hansraj Gangaram Ahir on Saturday hinted that police may question Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in connection with the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by AAP MLAs at his residence.
“Whosoever it may be, the police will question all those in whose presence the incident took place,” Ahir was quoted by PTI.
Ahir’s comments came in response to a reporter’s question on the possibility of Delhi Police questioning Kejriwal for the alleged assault on Prakash. This was after the Delhi Police raided Kejriwal’s house on Friday. The video of cops asking for information on the wall painting and the location of washrooms inside Kejriwal’s house had gone viral on social media platforms.
Delhi LG Anil Baijal on Friday had advised Kejriwal and his ministers to reduce the trust deficit between the elected government and the civil servants. Immediately after meeting the Delhi CM, Baijal had taken to Twitter to write how he had advised Kejriwal and his ministers to remove the ‘mistrust’ between the elected government and the civil servants.
The controversy was kick-started after the Delhi chief secretary, Anshu Prakash, last week had sensationally alleged that he was assaulted by at least two AAP MLAs. The Delhi Police had later arrested Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal. Both were later sent to judicial custody for 14 days.
AAP leaders including a cabinet colleague of Kejriwal had alleged physical assault by civil servants inside the Delhi secretariat.