'Assault' on Chief Secretary: Police at CM Kejriwal's residence to examine CCTV footage

AAP has alleged that the Delhi Police pressured Kejriwal's adviser VK Jain to change his statement about the alleged attack on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by party's MLAs. 

'Assault' on Chief Secretary: Police at CM Kejriwal's residence to examine CCTV footage

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police is at the residence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to probe the alleged assault of Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash. The police will be examining the CCTV footage which would have been recorded at the CM's residence at the time of the incident.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has alleged that the Delhi Police pressured Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's adviser VK Jain to change his statement about the alleged attack on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by party's MLAs. Jain was apparently at Kejriwal's residence on Monday night, when AAP legislators allegedly attacked Prakash.

Senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh claimed that Jain, in his first statement to the Delhi Police, had stated that when the alleged assault happened he was in the bathroom and he did not know what had happened in the room.

"However, the police claimed that today Jain is claiming that when he returned from the bathroom, he found Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash searching for his spectacles, indicating the possibility of an assault. Why did Jain change his stand within a day? Under whose pressure was he forced to change his statement?" Singh asked.

Singh even claimed that Jain was picked up by the Delhi Police last morning and was pressured to change his statement.

"How is it that the same Jain who emphatically said that he witnessed no assault during the entire time that he was present there, has now claimed otherwise?" the AAP leader said.

Singh had alleged that his party MLAs were being arrested for an "assault" for which there was no proof.

Delhi Police, however, rejected the AAP charges. 

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