Mayhem at Delhi secretariat, Kejriwal’s minister files police complaint alleging assault by govt officials


Hours after Delhi government’s chief secretary, Anshu Prakash, sensationally alleged that he was assaulted by two AAP MLAs at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence, Delhi government’s secretariat witnessed a mayhem of sorts. Imran Husain, a minister in Kejriwal government, alleged that he was stopped from entering his office by government officials, who reported threatened to avenge the ‘assault’ on Prakash.

Husain has filed a police complaint at Indraprastha Police Station alleging that he was assaulted by enraged mob, who threatened to kill him.

The complain said, “Today when I was about to enter the secretariat building, some government staff approached me and said that they had been told to avenge the attack on the chief secretary by teaching AAP MLAs and ministers a lesson… They held me captive in the lift, beat me up and even threatened to kill me. They also destroyed my mobile phone.”

AAP leader, Ashish Khetan, said that he too was assaulted. He was quoted by Times Now as saying, “It was a riot-like situation, a crowd had gathered who became violent and even raised slogans, we don’t know who they were. Everything is on CCTV, it will be clear from it. Police were mute spectators.”

He tagged Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Twitter seeking an appointment to meet him so that he could apprise him about ‘unfortunate incidents’ at the Delhi secretariat.

He wrote, “Sir, I have sought a meeting with you to apprise you of the unfortunate incidents at Delhi Secretariat this afternoon. Minorities Minister & I were assaulted. The entire incident has been captured on camera. Hope you will do justice.

He later tweeted to inform that he had received a call from Singh’s office but was told that the home minister was unavailable to meet him. He wrote, “I just received a call from Hon’ble HM @rajnathsingh ji’s office. I have been told that HM is very busy and he wont be able to meet me.

Prakash has alleged that at least two AAP MLAs physically assaulted him at the residence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday night. Prakash has alleged that the AAP legislators attacked him when he went to meet Kejriwal to discuss the government’s new initiative to deliver key services at citizens’ doorsteps.

The Chief Minister’s office has denied the allegations and said that the incident never took place. “Delhi CM office strongly denies allegations by the Chief Secretary. There was no incident of assault or attempted assault by any AAP MLAs,” News18 quoted a statement from Kejriwal’s office.


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