New Delhi, Feb 26: Miffed over the reactions of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia in the alleged assault case of Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, a body of IAS officers has demanded apology from them. Addressing reporters in the national capital, senior IAS officer Poorva Joshi said that CM Arvind Kejriwal and deputy CM Manish Sisodia are in denial mode over the alleged assault case which points towards a conspiracy.Also Read - AAP's Raghav Chadha Calls Navjot Sidhu 'Rakhi Sawant of Punjab Politics', Triggers Outrage
“We want a written apology from the CM. Instead of apologising for the incident the CM and Deputy CM are in denial. This shows they are part of the conspiracy,” said Joshi. [Also read: Delhi Chief Secy Assault: CCTV Footage at Kejriwal’s House Tampered With, Says Delhi Police] Also Read - 'It's An Undeclared Emergency', Says Harsimrat Badal as Delhi Police Seal Borders; Vehicular Movement Hit
Earlier in the day, Delhi Police told a court that the meeting between Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash and Aam Aadmi Party MLA did not take place in the camp office but in the drawing room of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence in the national capital. [Also read: Chief Secy Assault Case: Delhi Police to Trace Locations of 9 AAP MLAs] Also Read - Pak-Backed Terrorists Arrested in Delhi Planned Blasts to Target Recovering Indian Economy, Reveals Interrogation
The court was informed that the CCTV camera timings are different and that it is tampered with, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Harendra Singh said in case relating to the alleged assault of the Chief Secretary at Kejriwal’s residence on February 19.
Anshu Prakash, in his complaint to the Delhi Police, had said that Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal of Aam Aadmi Party assaulted him at Chief Minister’s house on February 19.
“The Chief Minister directed me to answer the MLAs and explain the reasons for the delay in the release of the TV campaign. I explained to them that officers were bound by guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court,” he said in the complaint.
He said, “The MLAs started shouting at me and abused me while blaming me and the bureaucracy for not doing enough publicity for the government.”