New Delhi, Dec 7 : Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal on Friday heard submissions in the high-profile Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash assault case.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his Deputy Manish Sisodia and 11 other Aam Aadmi Party lawmakers were alleged as accused. January 30 was set for scrutiny of documents. Police had registered a case on the complaint of Anshu Prakash who has alleged that he had been assaulted by AAP MLAs on the intervening night of February 19 and 20 at Kejriwal’s residence where he was called for consultations.
Police had filed a charge sheet under Indian Penal Code sections 186 (obstructing a public servant), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant for doing his duty), 342 (punishment for wrongful confinement) and 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant to discharge his duties).
They were also booked under sections 504 (insult with intent to provoke breach of peace), 120B (criminal conspiracy), 109 (punishment of abetment if the act abetted is committed in consequence and where no express provision is made for its punishment), 114 (abettor present when offence is committed),149 (unlawful assembly) 34 (common intention) and 36 (effect caused partly by act and partly by omission) against the accused person.
The ACMM, after hearing the matter, took cognizance on the charge sheet filed by police and issued summons against Amanatullah Khan, Prakash Jarwal, Nitin Tyagi, Rituraj Govind, Sanjeev Jha, Ajay Dutt, Rajesh Rishi, Rajesh Gupta, Madan Lal, Parveen Kumar and Dinesh Mohania apart from Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia to appear before the court.
All the accused were on bail with the conditions to submit bail bond of Rs 50,000 each in the court and not try to tamper with the evidence or to influence the witnesses in the matter.
Defence counsel today submitted before the court that that they have not been provided the complete documents annexed with the charge sheet filed by the Delhi Police in the matter.
Judge Vishal directed the police to complete the process of scrutiny by January 30 and ordered the Naib Court to supply the deficient documents of charge sheet to all the accused persons.
January 30 was set for the next hearing. (UNI)