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Delhi Chief Secretary alleges assault by AAP MLAs; Kejriwal denies allegations

SNS | New Delhi |

Anshu Prakash, the Delhi Chief Secretary, on Tuesday alleged that he was manhandled by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) lawmakers at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s home late last night.

According to the media reports, the top bureaucrat has alleged that he was assaulted in the presence of the chief minister. He was, reportedly, summoned to discuss government’s plan to deliver key services at citizens’ doorsteps.

Prakash met Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Tuesday to register a complaint against the MLAs, Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jharwal, who allegedly manhandled him. The chief secretary is also likely to lodge an FIR against the AAP MLAs.

Vijender Gupta, the leader of Opposition, tweeted about the incident, saying he will meet the Lieutenant Governor to discuss the matter.

“Will be meeting Hon’ble @LtGovDelhi  at 12:35pm to apprise him of the ill treatment meted out to the Chief Secretary at the hands of AAP goons on the behest of CM @ArvindKejriwal. The same had happened with BJP delegation when it went to meet the CM at his residence,” he tweeted.

The Chief Minister’s office rubbished the allegations 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 Delhi CM’s office said.

Drawing a different picture of the incident, the Aam Aadmi Party has claimed that the Delhi chief secretary refused to answer the MLAs saying that he was only answerable to the L-G and he also reportedly used derogatory remarks.