New Delhi, Feb 23: Following the arrests of AAP MLAs Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal in connection with the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, the Delhi Police on Friday conducted searches at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence in Civil Lines area.
After the searches police said no cameras were installed in the room where the incident reportedly took place.
The cops recovered a total of 21 CCTV cameras from Kejriwal’s house, out of which seven were not functioning.
“Going by the coverage by CCTV cameras outside the drawing room and in the corridor, we will try to understand the movement of people before and after the incident,” Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Harendra Kumar Singh asserted.
“The time of cameras at the Chief Minister’s residence was running behind by 40.43 minutes,” he said, adding that hard disks of the cameras had been seized.
Alleged assault of Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash case:Police arrives at CM Arvind Kejriwal's residence to review CCTV visuals pic.twitter.com/VrroGWjLwK
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A forensic team was also present during the search so that evidence could be collected in a certified and professional way, the DCP added.
Welcoming the search operation, Delhi Chief Minister asked (apparently to the BJP) as to when will Amit Shah be questioned in Judge Loya Death Case, (Jitni shiddat se iss mamle (Delhi Chief Secy assault case) ki jaanch ho rahi hai mujhe khushi hai,honi chahiye, lekin main jaanch agencies se kehna chahta hu ke Judge Loya ke katal ki jaanch pe Amit Shah se puch-taach karne ki bhi himmat dikhayen to desh unko badhai dega), news agency ANI quoted.
“We came to recover CCTV footage as PWD officials were not providing the footage which is the technical evidence and there is a possibility that it will be tampered with,” the Indian Express quoted a senior police as saying.
On Friday morning, around 150 police personnel from all the police stations of North district gathered at Civil Lines police station and then moved towards Kejriwal’s residence.
Meanwhile, AAP leaders condemned the development and accused the police of working on BJP’s directions.
Earlier, the police had also interrogated V.K. Jain, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s advisor over an alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary by two AAP MLAs.