New Delhi: Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, who had accused Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs of assault in February this year, was transferred on Saturday. Prakash’s was transferred to the Department of Telecommunications as a part of the bureaucratic reshuffle, the official order stated. Also Read - Coronavirus Lockdown: ‘Delhi Govt to Give Rs 5,000 to Autorickshaw, Gramin-sewa Drivers,’ Says Kejriwal
According to an order of Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Prakash has been posted as additional secretary in the Department of Telecommunications. Also Read - Total COVID-19 Count Reaches 1834; Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu Report Highest Cases, Death Toll at 41 | Top Points
In February 2018, Prakash had accused Kejriwal and other AAP MLAs of assaulting him at the Chief Minister’s residence during a meeting. The meeting was on “some advertisements by the Delhi government which were in violation of the Supreme Court’s guidelines”. A case was filed the next morning naming Kejriwal and Sisodia among the accused. Also Read - Action Will be Taken Against People Violating Home Quarantine Order, Says Kejriwal
Delhi CM was in October granted bail in connection with the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash case. The party accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of conspiring against its MLAs.
Prakash, a 1986-batch IAS officer of the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre, was at loggerheads with the Kejriwal government. Delhi’s Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Manoj Parida, who hails from Odisha and is also an officer of the 1986 batch of the AGMUT, is in the race for the new chief secretary of Delhi.