Assault on Delhi Chief Secretary: AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan arrested
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Amanatullah Khan was on Wednesday arrested in connection with the alleaged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash. Khan and another AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal were accused of manhandling Anshu Prakash. Khan reached Jamia Nagar Police Station to surrender and added that he has not done anything wrong.
The Delhi police on Tuesday detained Prakash Jarwal from his residence in Ambedkar Nagar area in connection with alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary. Earlier in the day, the Delhi High Court refused to entertain a plea for judicial intervention in the matter.
On Tuesday, the Chief Secretary lodged a police complaint and alleged that he was manhandled at Kejriwal's residence by two AAP lawmakers. The Chief Minister's advisor was present at the time of the assault, according to Prakash's police complaint.
The allegation of the assault has triggered a political storm in the national capital. While the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded Kejriwal's resignation, the Congress has asked for the AAP chief's apology.
In his complaint to the police, Prakash said the attack on him was "premeditated" and a "conspiracy" of all those who were present at a meeting late on Monday night at Kejriwal's residence.
The Aam Aadmi Party launched a counter-attack, denying the incident and accusing Prakash of working at the "behest of the BJP".Some AAP MLAs Prakash Jarwal and Ajay Dutt claimed Prakash had made casteist remarks and lodged a complaint against him with the Delhi Police and the National Commission for Scheduled Castes.