Manhandled by AAP MLAs, alleges Chief Secretary

  • Manhandled by AAP MLAs, alleges Chief Secretary

Manhandled by AAP MLAs, alleges Chief Secretary

Angered by the incident, the Chief Secretary convened a meeting of all bureaucrats in the national capital at the Delhi Secretariat on Tuesday morning.

New Delhi, Feb 20 The Congress today termed as "unfortunate" the alleged assault of Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by AAP MLAs, saying such an incident should not have taken place.

Meanwhile, the AAP rubbished Prakash's allegations as "bizarre and baseless". Taking serious note of the incident, Home Ministry has asked for a report from Delhi Lt Governor.

Following the chief secretary's allegations several officers' associations called upon Singh and apprised him demanding action.

Responding to Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash's allegation that he was manhandled by two AAP MLAs, Khetan said there are two versions of the night and everything is captured in the CCTV cameras, even as he added that the attack and the subsequent inaction of Delhi Police linked the incident to outside forces. The association strongly condemns the assault on chief secretary, Delhi, it said.

He later tweeted to inform that he had received a call from Singh's office but was told that the home minister was unavailable to meet him.

Terming the claims of the bureaucrat as "ludicrous allegations", the AAP claimed that the allegations were made at the behest of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). "We stand by our colleagues in Delhi and demand immediate arrest of the perpetrators of such a shameful act", said the association of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers working across the country.

"Arvind Kejriwal and his Goon MLAs misbehaved and threatened the Chief Secretary of NCT Delhi Government last night".

Ajay Dutt, the AAP MLA from Ambedkar nagar constituency, has also complained to the Delhi Police Commissioner against the Chief Secreatry for alleged "casteist" comments for him when he tried to talk about the PDS problems in his constituency. The civil servants should be allowed to work with dignity and without fear. In fact, they have accused the chief secretary of using derogatory language against some MLAs and leaving the meeting without answering questions.

The Delhi Police lodged an FIR on a complaint from Mr Prakash under various sections, including 120B (criminal conspiracy), 186 (obstructing a public servant from performing the duty) and 353 (assault on public servant) against AAP's Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan and others.