New Delhi, Feb 22: AAP MLA’s Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal have been sent to judicial custody for 14 days in connection with an alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash.
On Wednesday, they were sent to judicial custody for a day after they were produced before Delhi’s Tis Hazari court.
Delhi police held AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan in Delhi Chief Secretary alleged assault case after he surrendered dramatically in Jamia Nagar Police station. While surrendering the MLA said, I have not done anything wrong.’
Whereas the police arrested the another MLA Prakash Jarwal on Tuesday evening on the accusations that he along with Aam Aadmi Party MLA Amanatullah Khan and his colleague in front of Kejriwal at the Chief Minister’s residence assaulted Chief Secretary of Delhi Anshu Prakash on Monday midnight, where he was called for a meeting.
The police today also questioned V.K. Jain, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s advisor in connection with an alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by two AAP MLAs.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, Harendra Kumar Singh told IANS that Jain was being questioned at the Civil Lines Police Station.
The Chief Minister’s advisor was present at the time of the incident, according to Prakash’s police complaint.
The Additional DCP said police were also trying to track down Khan. They had been to Khan’s residence to detain him on Tuesday night, but the AAP MLA from Okhla was not present.
The allegation of the assault triggered a political storm in the national capital a day ago with the BJP demanding Kejriwal’s resignation and the Congress asking for the AAP chief’s apology.
The AAP hit back by stating that the Chief Secretary was making false allegations and said he was working at the “behest of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)”.
The Home Ministry sought a report from Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on the issue and Home Minister Rajnath Singh said he was “deeply pained” by the development.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday afternoon, Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain was manhandled by a crowd which gathered outside the door of a lift inside the Delhi Secretariat. Hussain’s Assistant Personal Secretary was beaten up, according to multiple video clips from the Secretariat.