New Delhi, February 26: Delhi Police on Monday told a court that the meeting between Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash and Aam Aadmi Party MLA was not held in the camp office but in the drawing of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence in the national capital. 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. Also Read - With 500 ICU Bed Facility, Delhi's Iconic Ram Leela Maidan Turns Into COVID Care Centre
The police said that the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) would examine the CCTV camera footage. The court has reserved order for Tuesday. Also Read - Do Not Extend Lockdown, Open Markets in Phased Manner: Traders Association to Delhi CM
On Saturday, Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal briefed Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the tussle between AAP government and its bureaucracy in wake of the alleged assault on the Chief Secretary, an official said. (Also read: Saw AAP MLAs ‘Assaulting’ Chief Secretary, CM’s Advisor Tells Police) Also Read - Delhi Records 8,500 Fresh Covid Cases, Positivity Rate Dips to 12%: Kejriwal
Earlier, AAP MLAs Prakash Jarwal and Amanatullah Khan were denied bail in the alleged assault case with the court observing that the circumstances prima facie point to a “premeditated criminal conspiracy”.
Anshu Prakash’s complaint
He alleged that as the meeting started, one of AAP MLAs slammed the door shut, and he was made to sit between MLA Amanatullah Khan and another MLA on a three-seater sofa. “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.”
One of the MLAs, he alleged, threatened him, saying that he (Prakash) would be confined to the room for the entire night if he did not agree to releasing the TV campaign.
Since the party has come to power in Delhi, the bureaucracy and the AAP dispensation have clashed on a range of issues.
With inputs from PTI