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Posted at: Apr 16, 2018, 12:50 AM; last updated: Apr 16, 2018, 12:50 AM (IST)CHIEF SECY ASSAULT

Cops may question Kejriwal’s ex-advisor

The police have already questioned 11 MLAs who were present at the Chief Minister’s residence at the meeting where the Chief Secretary was allegedly attacked.

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 15

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's former advisor VK Jain might be questioned again in connection with the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash in February, a senior police officer said.

Jain was questioned in connection with the case in February. In March, he resigned as the Chief Minister’s advisor citing personal reasons and family commitment.

The alleged assault took place at Chief Minister's residence on the night of February 19.

The police had earlier told a court that during interrogation, Jain said AAP MLAs Prakash Jarwal and Amanatullah Khan had allegedly surrounded the Chief Secretary and assaulted him.

A senior officer said they were likely to call Jain again soon as they need clarity on certain things.

The police have already questioned 11 MLAs who were present at the Chief Minister's residence, apart from Kejriwal, Jain and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, at the meeting where Prakash was allegedly attacked.

On February 23, a police team examined the CCTV system installed at the Chief Minister’s residence in Civil Lines and seized the hard disk. The forensic report on the hard disk is still awaited.

The alleged assault on the Chief Secretary had triggered a bitter tussle between the Delhi Government and its bureaucrat.

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