Kejriwal asked to join probe into assault; AAP fumes

Maricruz Casares
May 17, 2018

The Delhi police on Wednesday issued a notice under Section 160 of CrPC to Delhi Chief Minister, asking him to join the investigation in the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash. However, Mr Kejriwal has not responded to the notice, the official said.

Eleven MLAs have already been questioned in connection with the alleged assault of Prash during a meeting on February 19 at Kejriwal's residence. A senior police officer said that a notice has been sent to Kejriwal and he will be examined on May 18 at 11 am. GNCTD of Delhi, dated 20.02.2018. you are required to attend investigation, being acquainted with the facts and circumstances of the case, as reflected In the FIR.

Reacting to the notice, AAP's Delhi unit chief spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj said, "It is for the first time in India that a chief minister is being examined in a fake case".

Police sources said there is a possibility that Kejriwal's Deputy Manish Sisodia also may be asked to join the probe.

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"Modiji is misusing the police to trouble him (Kejriwal) but the public is with Kejriwal".

Earlier this year, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal were questioned in the regard.

Mr Kejriwal's private secretary Bibhav Kumar, was also questioned by the police last month in this regard.

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