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Delhi's Patiala House Court Summons CM Kejriwal, Dy CM Manish Sisodia In Chief Secy Assault Case

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| September 18 , 2018 , 13:00 IST

Delhi’s Patiala House Court on Tuesday issued summons to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and 11 other legislators as accused in the alleged assault case of Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal accepted the charge sheet and asked all 13 to appear before the court on October 25.

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The police in the chargesheet said, the Chief Minister, his deputy and 11 other lawmakers were responsible for the attack on the bureaucrat. The police further alleged that Kejriwal, Sisodia and the others had conspired to threaten the Chief Secretary, obstructed him in discharging his public function and caused hurt. They have also been accused of wrongful confinement, intentional insult, abetment and unlawful assembly.

The Delhi Police in August’s chargesheet has named CM Kejriwal, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, Amanatullah Khan, Prakash Jarwal, Nitin Tyagi, Rituraj Govind, Sanjeev Jha, Ajay Dutt, Rajesh Rishi, Rajesh Gupta, Madan Lal, Parveen Kumar and Dinesh Mohania. All the accused have been charged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for voluntarily causing hurt and obstructing a public servant to deter him/her from doing duty, wrongful confinement and assault.

The Delhi Chief Secretary in February had alleged that he was beaten up by AAP MLAs in the presence of Kejriwal at the Chief Minister's residence on the night of February 19 where he had been called for a late-night meeting.