Do not insist on chief secretary’s appearance: HC to Delhi Assembly committee


New Delhi, March 8: The Delhi High Court on Thursday granted relief to Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by asking the Delhi Assembly’s Question and Reference Committee not to insist on his appearance before them.

Prior to this on March 5, the Court agreed to hear the petition of Prakash, challenging the notice issued against him for his non-appearance before the Questions and Reference Committee and other issues.

As per the reports, a committee of the Delhi Assembly on March 4 accused Prakash of “lying” before the Court with regard to a breach of privilege notice issued to him for allegedly skipping a meeting called by the board.

Members of the Question and Reference Committee stated they would also initiate “forgery proceedings” against Prakash for misinforming the court.

On last 20, Prakash had registered a police complaint and alleged that he was manhandled at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence by two Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs where he had been called to discuss Aadhaar-related problems.

He had alleged that he was thrashed by two AAP MLAs Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal in presence of Kejriwal.


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