New Delhi, Sep 18 : The Patiala House Court has issued summons to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, and 11 other MLAs as an accused and asked them to appear in person, in court on October 25 in connection with the assault case of state chief secretary Anshu Prakash.
Kejriwal, Sisodia and 11 others have been summoned after they have been named in the chargesheet.The Delhi Police on Tuesday submitted in court its chargesheet in the assault case of state chief secretary Anshu Prakash.
In the 3000-page chargesheet the police alleged that Kejriwal, Sisodia and the others had conspired to threaten the Chief Secretary, obstructed him in discharging his public function and caused hurt. They have also been accused of wrongful confinement, intentional insult, abetment and unlawful assembly.
Anshu Prakash had alleged that he was attacked at a late night meeting in February over a delay in releasing a three-year anniversary TV campaign. Initially he was threatened and then Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal “started hitting and assaulting me”, he said in his complaint.
Denying the allegations, Kejriwal government called the police chargesheet “fake and laughable” and said that it was the “result of the extreme frustration of the Modi government”.
Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia have been booked under sections 120B (Punishment of criminal conspiracy) and 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of duty) among others.