Anshu Prakash, who had accused Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ministers including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, of allegedly assaulting him during a late night meeting at CM Kejriwal's residence has been transferred. Prakash, who was the chief secretary of New Delhi, has been appointed as the Additional Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.
On October 25, CM Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and 11 other AAP leaders were granted conditional bail by the Patiala House Court, following a brief hearing in connection with Anshu Prakash assault case.
These were the conditions of the bail granted to the accused AAP MLAs:
Next date for court proceedings in the Anshu Prakash assault case has been fixed to December 7 by the Patiala House Court.
On August 13, the Delhi Police named Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and 11 AAP MLAs in the 1300-page charge sheet that was filed under Sections 186, 323, 332, 342, 353, 504, 506(ii), 120B, 109, 114, 149, 34 and 36 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
On February 20, Prakash had lodged a police complaint and alleged that he was manhandled at the Delhi Chief Minister's residence by two AAP legislators - Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal.
Prakash had alleged that he was thrashed by Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal at Kejriwal's residence, where he had been called to discuss election campaign related problems. Khan and Jarwal were arrested the next day by the Delhi Police and were sent to a 14-day judicial custody, which was further extended by 14 more days. The two AAP leaders were later granted bail by the Delhi High Court.
(With ANI inputs)