Delhi High Court won't intervene in AAP legislators-Chief Secretary scuffle

CS assault row two FIRs tussle between Delhi govt and its officers

CS assault row two FIRs tussle between Delhi govt and its officers

Provoked by an attack on Delhi's chief secretary, allegedly by some AAP MLAs, bureaucrats today said they would boycott all meetings called by Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues till the chief minister apologised for the incident.

MLA Prakash Jarwal in connection with alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary at Chief Minister's residence. "The CS's spectacles also got broken", the senior IAS officer, who did not wish to be named, claimed.

On Tuesday afternoon, Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain was manhandled by a crowd which gathered outside the door of a lift inside the Delhi Secretariat.

In his complaint to the police, Prakash said the attack on him was "premeditated" and a "conspiracy" of all those who were present at a meeting late on Monday night at Kejriwal's residence.

Speaking to reporters here, party's national spokesperson Sambit Patra said, "We condemn the way Mr Arvind Kejriwal, his party members behaved in the CM's residence with the Chief Secretary of Delhi".

The IAS Association released a press report over the incident. "It was made a decision to continue peaceful protest against alleged assault of Prakash and work only through formal channels of communication", a statement issued by the associations stated.

"Delhi secretariat is a high-security zone so there is ample police deployment. That the police remains quiet and does not take any action despite all the proof in CCTV footage?" he said. According to an official, the minister apprised the Lt Governor of the incident seeking action in the matter.

The same year, Kejriwal - a former Indian Revenue Service officer - had opposed the appointment of a bureaucrat, Shakuntala Gamlin, as acting chief secretary, claiming she was on the payroll of Reliance-owned power companies. "An organisation started by former Delhi Metro MD, E Sreedharan, issued a statement: "... the assault on the chief secretary... reflects the diminishing value system in society".

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