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Delhi High Court grants bail to AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal in Chief Secy assault case

Justice Mukta Gupta allowed the bail plea of Jarwal who was arrested on February 20, a day after the alleged incident.

Reported by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: March 09, 2018 11:38 IST ]
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The Delhi High Court on Friday granted bail to AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal, who was arrested for allegedly assaulting Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash during a meeting at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence.

Justice Mukta Gupta allowed the bail plea of Jarwal who was arrested on February 20, a day after the alleged incident. 

Earlier the court had reserved the bail plea of the Deoli legislator and said that it was a very unfortunate situation where the state and the officers feel unsafe and are being threatened by each other. 

Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan was also arrested in the case on February 21. His bail plea is pending before the court.

Earlier a magisterial court had denied bail to both of them, saying the matter cannot be treated in "a casual and routine manner" while dubbing them as "history-sheeters". 

Jarwal had then moved a sessions court and was again denied the relief with the court saying the situation could not be more alarming when lawmakers do not respect the rule of law. 

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