Delhi Chief Secy Controversy: Is MLC report of CS a relief for AAP?
The Medico Legal Report of Delhi Chief Secretary which states that the Chief Secy was indeed assaulted as he alleged on February 20, has opened up floodgates for another controversy on the issue. The report claimed that the assault on Anshu Prakash took place after 12 midnight, however, the CCTV footage by released by AAP clearly shows Prakash leaving Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's resident at 11:30 pm on February 19.
The MLC report says that injury marks were found near his lips and ears, and there was swelling too, however the difference in timing raises questions about the authenticity of the report.
The AAP now demands an independent probe. They said that the version of the Chief Secretary cannot be taken as gospel truth. The said the other side of the story by the members of the party should also be given importance and arrests should not be made on ere word of mouth without solid evidence.
AAP has released videos of violence inside the Delhi Secretariat where party leaders Ashish Khetan, Imran Hussain were attacked and their staff were injured in the presence of Delhi Police, but a probe is yet to be initiated in the matter.
Meanwhile, Delhi Congress demands an apology from the Delhi Chief Minister on the issue based on the allegations made by the Chief Secretary. AAP members have held several press conferences on the issue, however, the Chief Minister is yet to make a statement.