New Delhi, August 14: The Delhi Police on Monday named Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia as accused in its chargesheet in connection with the alleged assault on Chief Secretary (CS) Anshu Prakash in February.
The development invited sharp reaction from the AAP government which accused the BJP-led Centre of “political vendetta” and called it another instance of “witch-hunt”.
The chargesheet, filed before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, also names as accused 11 other AAP legislators — Amanatullah Khan, Prakash Jarwal, Nitin Tyagi, Rituraj Govind, Sanjeev Jha, Ajay Dutt, Rajesh Rishi, Rajesh Gupta, Madan Lal, Parveen Kumar and Dinesh Mohania.
In the 1,300-page chargesheet, the police have accused Kejriwal, Sisodia and others of criminally conspiring to threaten the Chief Secretary with death or grievous hurt, obstructed him in discharging his public function and caused hurt. On February 20, an FIR was registered on the complaint of the Delhi CS.
After completion of the investigation and collection of evidence on record, a chargesheet has been filed in the court, said a senior police officer. AAP leaders have also been charged with wrongful confinement, assaulting or using criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of duty and insulting to provoke breach of peace and abetment of the offence.
Source Tribune India