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Delhi: AAP seeks court's direction to stop cops from sharing chargesheet contents with media

By Vikas
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New Delhi, Aug 14: A day after Delhi Police filed a chargesheet in the case of alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday approached the Patiala House Court seeking an order to restrain cops from sharing contents of the chargesheet with the media.

Arvind Kejriwal and Anshu Prakash

Delhi's Patiala House Court has reportedly issued a notice to Delhi Police in this regard and fixed August 25 as the next date of hearing.

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The Delhi Police on Monday named Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and 11 other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs as accused in its chargesheet in connection with the case.

The Delhi Police had on May 18 questioned Kejriwal for over three hours in connection with the alleged assault on Prakash.

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Kejriwal and Sisodia have been booked for criminal conspiracy - the duo can be jailed for a minimum of one year and a maximum of three years if convicted. Nine other AAP MLAs have been booked for criminal conspiracy.

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Prakash was allegedly assaulted during a meeting at Kejriwal's official residence on February 19. The alleged assault on the Chief Secretary had triggered a bitter tussle between the Delhi government and its bureaucrats.

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