New Delhi, May 18: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was questioned by a 6-member team of Delhi Police on Friday in connection with the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash in February. The team led by Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Harendra Singh questioned Kejriwal for three hours at his camp office. Also Read - Lockdown 5.0: 42% of Its Cases Linked to Delhi, Noida to Keep Border With Capital Sealed
During the questioning, Delhi Police asked Arvind Kejriwal the sequence of events that unfolded and led to the alleged assault on Anshu Prakash. The Chief Minister was asked why the meeting was called late night and how many Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs attended the meeting. Kejriwal had agreed to join the probe yesterday following a notice by the Delhi Police on May 16. Also Read - Coronavirus: Delhi Records Highest Single-day Spike of 1295 Fresh Cases, Total Tally at 19,844
“We questioned the Delhi Chief Minister for three hours. He has been cooperative, but he evaded some questions. He had requested a copy of the video recording but we have denied his request,” Harendra Singh told reporters. The police might also summon his deputy Manish Sisodia in the case as he was present when the alleged incident took place. Also Read - COVID-19 Bodies to be Sent to Mortuaries Within 2 Hours, Delhi Govt Issues Additional Guidelines
Anshu Prakash was allegedly assaulted during a meeting at Kejriwal’s official residence on February 19. Police said the chief minister was present when the alleged assault took place. The police have already questioned 11 AAP MLAs present at the chief minister’s residence for the meeting. Two of the party MLAs — Amanullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal –were arrested in the case.
Kejriwal, his former advisor V K Jain and Sisodia were also present in the meeting. Jain was also questioned in the case. On February 23, a police team had examined the CCTV system installed at the chief minister’s residence in the Civil Lines area and seized the hard disk. The forensic report on the hard disk is still awaited.