VK Jain, Witness In Delhi Chief Secretary Assault Case And Delhi CM Kejriwal’s Advisor Resigns

| March 13 , 2018 , 13:01 IST

In another setback to Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), V K Jain, the advisor to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal resigned on Tuesday citing personal reasons, days after he was questioned by the police in connection with the alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash.

"Jain has resigned from the post of advisor to the Delhi chief minister citing personal reasons and family commitment," sources said to media.

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Jain was appointed to the post in September last year days after he retired as the CEO of the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) which is chaired by Kejriwal, submitted his resignation to the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) with a copy to the lieutenant governor.

According to reports, Jain had not been coming to the CMO since the alleged assault on CS Prakash by AAP MLAs during a meeting at the CM's residence on February 19 evening.

One of the witnesses in the assault case of Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, Jain changed his statement on the events of the night while being questioned later on. Initially, Jain claimed he did not see anything as he had gone to the washroom at the time of the 'attack'. Later on, during interrogation he said that he saw AAP MLAs Prakash Jarwal and Amanatullah Khan surround the chief secretary and assault him.

In solidarity to Prakash, IAS and Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Services (DCS) officers have stopped attending meetings with AAP ministers, only maintaining written communication with them.