Published: Wed, February 21, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Anshu Prakash case: Delhi BJP holds demonstration at Kejriwal's residence

Anshu Prakash case: Delhi BJP holds demonstration at Kejriwal's residence

Maken also said that it would be a very risky situation if Delhi goes towards administrative paralysis and demanded that the Delhi Lieutenant Governor should meet the chief minister and restore confidence. "I am deeply pained by the happenings involving the Chief Secretary of the Delhi Government".

Delhi chief secretary Anshu Prakash today alleged that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators physically assaulted him at chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence yesterday, reported Times Now.

There was chaos at the Delhi Secretariat, as employees protested outside the Chief Minister's Office.

"The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has sought a report on the incident from the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi".

Following the chief secretary's allegations several officers' associations called upon Singh and apprised him demanding action. The assault happened in the presence of the Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and 11 other MLAs, with the intention to criminally intimidate and deter him from discharging his lawful duty. Reports said police had to escort the minister to his office.

"Sad situation when the Chief Secretary is being manhandled by MLAs. Now he's making ludicrous allegations", the party said.

Two associations of IAS and Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service (DANICS) criticised the attack, calling it "breakdown of governance" in the national capital. In fact, they have accused the chief secretary of using derogatory language against some MLAs and leaving the meeting without answering questions.

Prakash's case was registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) pertaining to wrongful restraint, criminal intimidation, causing hurt, criminal conspiracy, insult and obstructing a public servant from discharging his duty, special commissioner and chief spokesperson of the Delhi Police, Dependra Pathak, said.

Maken along with Sheila Dikshit will also meet Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal on the issue.

Rejecting Prakash's charges, the party claimed he had used "bad language" against some lawmakers and left the chief minister's residence, where he had gone for a meeting last night, without answering any of the questions he was asked.

Members of the three bodies also took out a candlelight march to Rajghat on Tuesday to protest against the incident.

He said that 2-3 more complaints have been received from AAP MLA's and that these were being examined by the police.

The Congress meanwhile has jumped in to comment on the controversy, and is supporting Prakash.

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