Chief Secretary assault case: Six-member police team questions CM Kejriwal
A six-member team of the Delhi Police has begun questioning the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at his office in connection with the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash in February. The police team, which was led by Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Harendra Singh, is also recording the proceedings as demanded by Kejriwal. Here are more details.
Police records proceedings with their own recording equipment
Police said they have gone with their own recording equipment. While some members of the team arrived at the Chief Minister's office around 4.40 pm to set up the recording equipment, Singh arrived at 5 pm. Around three-four advocates have also arrived at Kejriwal's residence.
Besides Kejriwal, 11 AAP MLAs were questioned so far
Prakash was allegedly assaulted during a meeting at Kejriwal's official residence on February 19. Kejriwal agreed to join the probe yesterday following a notice by the Delhi Police on May 16. Police might also summon his deputy Manish Sisodia. The police have already questioned 11 AAP MLAs in the case. Two of the party MLAs, Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal were also arrested.
Police examined CCTV system installed at CM's residence
On February 23, a police team had examined the CCTV system installed at the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence in the Civil Lines area and seized the hard disk. The forensic report on the hard disk, however, is still awaited. The alleged assault on the Chief Secretary had triggered a bitter tussle between the Delhi government and its bureaucrats.