Chief secretary assault case: AAP alleges police of planting 'fictitious stories'

After reports of the charge sheet by Delhi Police mentioning Kejriwal's name in the alleged chief secretary assault case started flowing in, the politics of the national capital turned heated up.

Published: 29th June 2018 01:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th June 2018 01:39 AM   |  A+A-

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (File Photo | AFP)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: After the reports of the charge sheet by Delhi Police mentioning Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's name in the alleged chief secretary assault case started flowing in, the politics of the national capital turned heated up on Thursday. However the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), has termed this as a 'conspiracy' to frame their national convener.

"Delhi Police has been planting all kinds of fictitious stories since last four months, but has been unable to answer a simple question that if the Chief Secretary was assaulted how was it that he was seen in the CCTV footage normally walking out on his own from the CM residence? The truth is that a conspiracy was hatched to defame the Delhi CM and Deputy CM in a bid to destabilise the elected State government" said Saurabh Bharadwaj, AAP spokesperson.

Kejriwal, the face of the AAP, was a month ago accused of beating up Chief Secretary of Delhi government Anshu Prakash at his residence along with few other MLAs of the party at midnight. The incident resulted in a chain reacting of events where the IAS associations from across the nation coming out to protest condemning the alleged assault of the senior most bureaucrat of any government. Further, the officers working in the Delhi government, according to the AAP went on a 'strike' where senior bureaucrats refused to attend the meeting called by the ministers.

On February 23, a police team examined the CCTV system installed Kejriwal's official residence in Civil Lines area and seized the hard disk connected to the system for investigation. Fourteen of the CCTV cameras were running while seven did not function. It was found that there was a time lag of 40.43 minutes with respect to the time of the alleged attack, the police had said and now the forensic report has confirmed.

According to sources, apart from Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, names of 11 other AAP MLAs are also likely to be included in the chargesheet. "AAP has consistently maintained that sections of bureaucracy posted in Delhi have been working at the PMO's behest. Anshu Prakash, who has close links with senior BJP leaders was posted as Delhi Chief Secretary by the PMO with the brief to paralyse the Delhi government, and he stuck to his brief by first registering a false case against the elected government and then leading an illegal strike by the IAS officers for more than four months" added Bharadwaj.

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