New Delhi, Feb 20: The Delhi Police registered an FIR on a complaint by Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash who alleged that he was assaulted by a few AAP MLAs during a meeting at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence.
Hours after Prakash lodged a complaint, Delhi minister Imran Hussain alleged that he was mobbed by government staff when he was waiting for an elevator at the Delhi Secretariat this morning. Prakash's case was registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) pertaining to wrongful restraint, criminal intimidation, causing hurt, criminal conspiracy, insult and obstructing a public servant from discharging his duty, Special Commissioner and chief spokesperson of the Delhi Police, Dependra Pathak, said.
The chief secretary was allegedly manhandled by a few AAP legislators at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence last night. The chief minister's office, however, dismissed the accusation as "bizarre and baseless". Hussain's case was registered at the IP Estate Police station.
The minister has alleged that he was mobbed by government officials and staff when he was waiting for the elevator at the Delhi Secretariat, police said. In his complaint, Hussain said that he and his secretary were assaulted and that he did not know whether they were government servants or not. The case was registered under charges of causing hurt, wrongful restraint and criminal intimidation, against unknown persons.
In the FIR registered on the complaint of Prakash, police have added IPC Section 120 B (criminal conspiracy). Prakash alleged in his complaint that the assault on him at the chief minister's residence was "premeditated" and a "conspiracy" of all those who were present at a meeting. The police will examine the case professionally, Pathak said, adding that investigations were in an early stage.
On whether the police would question Kejriwal, who was present in the meeting, he said, "It is very premature what you are mentioning." In his complaint to DCP (North) seeking action, the chief secretary alleged that Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and 11 AAP legislators were present at the meeting at the CM's residence where they threatened to "implicate" him in false cases if the issue of releasing TV advertisements about the AAP government's achievements was not resolved.
Prakash was called by Kejriwal regarding an issue related to advertisements, which were not being released, while the AAP dispensation claimed that the meeting was called to discuss complaints about distribution of ration. Police teams have been formed to investigate both the cases and the Delhi Police will investigate both the cases with all seriousness, Pathak said He said that 2-3 more complaints have been received from AAP MLA's and that these were being examined by the police.