Police to question Kejriwal on Friday in Delhi CS assault case


FIle photo of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. PTI

FIle photo of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will be interrogated on May 18 in connection with alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash in February, the police said on Wednesday.

A senior police officer said that a notice has been sent to Kejriwal and he will be examined on Friday at 11 am. Last month, his private secretary Bibhav Kumar was also grilled by the police in connection with the assault case.

Police has already questioned the 11 MLAs who were present at the CM’s residence for the meeting on February 19 in which Prakash had allegedly been attacked. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal along with his former advisor K Jain and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia were also present there.

Delhi government’s top bureaucrat claimed to have been assaulted by two AAP MLAs at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence. Prakash levelled the allegations that the incident took place when he was called for a meeting to discuss the issues of ration distribution and government advertisements.

On February 23, a police team had examined the CCTV system installed at the chief minister’s residence in the Civil Lines area and seized the hard disk. The forensic report on the hard disk is still awaited.

The alleged assault on the chief secretary had triggered a bitter tussle between the Delhi government and its bureaucracy.

(With agency inputs)