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Delhi chief secy assault: Won't intervene, will wait for police probe result, says HC

PTI | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Feb 21, 2018, 10:43 am IST
Updated Feb 21, 2018, 12:58 pm IST
Jarwal and Ajay Dutt, AAP MLAs from Deoli and Ambedkar Nagar respectively, had claimed the chief secretary had made casteist remarks. (Photo: Facebook)
 Jarwal and Ajay Dutt, AAP MLAs from Deoli and Ambedkar Nagar respectively, had claimed the chief secretary had made casteist remarks. (Photo: Facebook)

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court, on Wednesday, refused to entertain plea for judicial intervention into the alleged assault of Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Prakash Jarwal at the chief minister's residence.

"Police looking into alleged assault on bureaucrat by AAP MLAs, will wait for final outcome," the high court said.

Prakash Jarwal was arrested on Wednesday morning in connection with the scuffle. He was earlier picked up from his house at Deoli and detained on Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, second AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan was detained by the Delhi police on Wednesday around afternoon.

The Delhi chief secretary alleged that he was assaulted by AAP MLAs Amantullah Khan and others during a meeting at the Chief Minister's residence on Monday. 

Read: Delhi chief secy alleges assault by 2 AAP MLAs at Kejriwal's residence

The Delhi Police has registered an FIR against Khan and others on the basis of Prakash's complaint. 

Earlier, Jarwal and Ajay Dutt, AAP MLAs from Deoli and Ambedkar Nagar respectively, had claimed the bureaucrat made casteist remarks.

They have lodged a complaint against him with the Delhi Police and the National Commission for Scheduled Castes.

AAP Delhi unit's chief spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj claimed that Jarwal was "arrested" based on a "frivolous" complaint.

"Delhi Police arrested elected MLA without any evidence. What about the arrest of IAS Officers who can be seen beating Minister in Secretariat? There is FIR by Minister as well as video evidence, but no arrests," Bharadwaj tweeted.

Utter chaos unfolded inside the Delhi Secretariat On Wednesday morning as Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain was mobbed by officials and staff, hours after Prakash was allegedly manhandled at the chief minister's residence.

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