Kejriwal charged in assault case

Delhi police name CM, his deputy in the case of alleged attack on Chief Secretary in February
The Delhi police on Monday charge-sheeted Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia in the case of alleged assault on his Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash in February this year.
The probe agency filed the charge sheet in the court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal at the Patiala House courts who fixed August 25 as the date for hearing arguments on taking cognisance of the charges and summoning the accused persons. Five Delhi Ministers — Satyendar Jain, Kailash Gahlot, Gopal Rai, Rajendra Pal Gautam and Imran Hussain — have termed the charge sheet bogus. “It is the latest example of the Central government’s ongoing unprecedented witch-hunt against the Delhi government,’’ they said in a joint statement.
The accused have been charge-sheeted, among other offences, for criminal intimidation (506), criminal conspiracy (120B), wrongfully confining any person (342), voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty (332) and if an offence is committed by any member of an unlawful assembly, every other member of such assembly shall be guilty of the offence (149) of the IPC. A team headed by Additional DCP (north) Harinder Singh had questioned Mr. Kejriwal for about three hours at his residence on May 18.
Later, a Delhi court had rejected Mr. Kejriwal’s plea to direct the police to give him a copy of his statements. “The investigation agency is not obliged under law to give a copy of the statement to the person whose statement it has recorded…,” the court had then said.
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