Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash was allegedly assaulted by three Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs in presence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at his residence on Monday night, bureaucrats of the Delhi government said on Tuesday. Reports say Prakash was assaulted by Kejriwal's close aide Amanatullah Khan, MLA Ajay Dutt in a meeting at chief minister's residence.
However, the chief minister's office has denied any such allegation by saying that the incident never took place. “Delhi CM office strongly denies allegations by the chief secretary. There was no incident of assault or attempted assault by any AAP MLAs,” a statement from Kejriwal’s office said.
As it happened:
09:20 pm: All three associations- IAS, DANICS and DASS members have decided not to attend any meeting called by Delhi Govt till apology is tendered from CM Kejriwal and action is taken against the MLAs involved
07:50 pm: Another complaint has been filed by a Delhi Minister where he has said that he was assaulted while he was taking the lift in Delhi Secretariat. We have registered case, investigation initiated: Deependra Pathak
07:05 pm: Have registered a case where it said that yesterday late night Chief Secy was called at CM's residence where some MLAs were also present and Chief Secy was assaulted. Investigation has begun: Deependra Pathak,Delhi Police Spokesperson
Alleged assault of #Delhi Chief Secy Anshu Prakash: FIR lodged under Sections 186 (obstructing a public servant from performing the duty), 353 (assaulting a public servant), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 342, 504, 506(2) & 120b & 34. pic.twitter.com/NL3kytA0jY— ANI (@ANI) February 20, 2018
06:50 pm: FIR lodged under Sections 186 (obstructing a public servant from performing the duty), 353 (assaulting a public servant), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 342, 504, 506(2) & 120b & 34.
Alleged assault of Delhi Chief Secy Anshu Prakash: BJP workers protest near Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's residence pic.twitter.com/I68QqrwAXW— ANI (@ANI) February 20, 2018
05:24 pm: Sad situation when the Chief Secy is being manhandled by MLAs, it's totally unacceptable and very very wrong, makes it worse if the CM was present there. CM himself has been a civil servant, did he ever do this? Or what if this happened to him? Shameful: Sheila Dikshit, Congress
05:00 pm: 'Suddenly, Amanatullah Khan started hitting me... I was in a state of shock', Prakash says in complaint
Delhi: Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash's complaint letter to Police over yesterday's incident pic.twitter.com/zvdsNGatIN— ANI (@ANI) February 20, 2018
04:24 pm: It was a riot like situation, a crowd had gathered who became violent and even raised slogans, we don't know who they were. Everything is on CCTV, will be clear from it. Police were mute spectators: Ashish Khetan, AAP on alleged assault of Delhi Chief Secy Anshu Prakash
04:10 pm: We had asked him about an area where ppl were not getting basic facilities like medicine, the Chief Secy suddenly shouted 'maine Daliton ki thekedaari nahi le rakhi hai', his temper was high. He said 'you are not fit to be MLA, I will only reply to LG': Prakash Jarwal,AAP MLA
04:10 pm: We have lodged a complaint with SC/ST Commission against the casteist comments made by the Delhi Chief Secretary: Prakash Jarwal,AAP MLA
04.05pm: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal calls Cabinet meeting at his residence instead of the secretariat
03:50 pm: The MHA has sought a report on the incident from the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi. Justice will be done. A delegation of IAS DANICS & Subordinate Services of Delhi Government met me today and apprised me of the prevailing situation: HM Rajnath Singh
03:45 pm: I am deeply pained by the happenings involving the Chief Secretary of the Delhi Government. The civil servants should be allowed to work with dignity and without fear: HM Rajnath Singh
03:40 pm: Till action is not taken we are not going to resume work. Today we will take out a candle march at Rajghat in protest. HM has said he has asked for a report: DN Singh, Delhi Administrative Subordinate Services President on alleged assault of Delhi Chief Secy Anshu Prakash
03:10 pm: Does such CM have the right to stay on his post? Such CM has no moral responsibility to stay on the post. He must resign immediately: Sambit Patra, BJP on Delhi Chief Secretary allegedly assaulted
03:05 pm: BJP condemns this incident. A constitutional crisis looms over Delhi. First time we saw a Chief Secy being assaulted on the directions of a CM. AAP & anarchy have become synonymous. It has no relations with Constitution: Sambit Patra, BJP on Delhi Chief Secy allegedly assaulted
BJP condemns this incident. A constitutional crisis looms over Delhi. First time we saw a Chief Secy being assaulted on the directions of a CM. AAP & anarchy have become synonymous. It has no relations with Constitution: Sambit Patra, BJP on Delhi Chief Secy allegedly assaulted pic.twitter.com/iF2AyZZHrI— ANI (@ANI) February 20, 2018
03:00 pm: Meeting between Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash and Home Minister Rajnath Singh underway in Delhi
02:55 pm: IAS association Delhi ends strike: 'In public interest officers and staff will continue to work in their offices. However, no officer will attend meeting beyond the office hours, outside office premises, till such time the effective action is taken against all people behind this incident. '
2:45 pm: Delhi chief secretary met Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and registered a complaint against the AAP MLAs who assaulted Prakash.
2:40 pm: In an interview to India TV, AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan said he never assaulted Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, adding that everything is happening as per BJP's plan.
2:30 pm: The Aam Aadmi Party in a statement said that about 2.5 lakh families deprived of rations last month due to faulty implementation of Aadhaar. MLAs were under tremendous pressure from public. There was a meeting of MLAs at chief minister's residence.
2:30 pm: The party in its statement said, "Chief Secretary refused to answer questions saying he wasn't answerable to MLAs and chief minister and that he was answerable only to LG. He used bad language against some MLAs and left without answering any questions. Now he's making ludicrous allegations".
2:20 pm: IAS officers in Delhi have gone on an indefinite strike and demanded that the three party MLAs should be arrested.
2:20 pm: BJP leader and Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta alleged Kejriwal "in his dictatorial style" called the chief secretary at midnight on Monday and "berated" him in front of his MLAs, an allegation, AAP said was "ludicrous". "Drunk on power CM (Chief Minister) was concerned about why more funds were not dispersed for advertisements. Such is the state of affairs under AAP," Gupta tweeted.
"In total, nine AAP MLAs were present at the CM's residence when the chief secretary was assaulted. They represent people of Delhi but are nothing short of urban naxalites. How utterly disgusting behaviour!" he said.
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