Aam Aadmi Party crisis LIVE Updates: The Delhi police, on Tuesday night, arrested the Aam Aadmi Party legislator Prakash Jarwal in the Delhi chief secretary assault case. Jarwal was reportedly picked up from his house at Deoli. The Aam Aadmi Party leader was initially detained but was later arrested. Reacting to this, AAP Delhi unit’s chief spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj said that the arrest was made without any evidence. “What about arrest of IAS Officers who can be seen beating Minister in Secretariat? There is FIR by Minister as well as video evidence, but no arrests,” Bharadwaj wrote on Twitter. The arrest took place after Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash alleged that he was ‘manhandled’ by AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan and others, during a meeting at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence on Monday night. An FIR was also filed against Khan and others on the basis of Prakash’s complaint.
Here are Aam Aadmi Party crisis LIVE Updates:
2:30 PM: Meanwhile, news agency ANI reported while quoting police sources that the medical report of Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash has confirmed injuries. The report says there are cut marks and swelling on and near his face.
1:32 PM: It is being reported that AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan who was arrested earlier in the day will be produced before Delhi’s Tis Hazari court.
1:06 PM: Top Delhi government bureaucrats from IAS and DANICS cadres came to work today with black ribbons on their arms to protest against the alleged attack by AAP MLAs on the Delhi government chief secretary.
12:28 PM: Denying the allegations, Sanjay Singh said that AAP is being hounded. “Delhi Chief Secretary says he was beaten by AAP MLAs. There is no proof that he was beaten,” Singh said.
12:25 PM: AAP leader Sanjay Singh is addressing the media. “Number of false allegations have been levelled against us. Nafrat iss hadd tak, vidhayakon ke khilaf karyavahi iss hadd tak ke hamare ek vidhayak Somnath Bharti ke kutte ko pakadne ke liye 40 Delhi Police ke jawan jaate hain,” he said.
12:10 PM: It is being reported that Amanatullah Khan has surrendered at the Jamia police station and has been arrested. The Aam Aadmi Party leader said that he has full faith in law.
#BREAKING — @AamAadmiParty MLA @KhanAmanatullah will surrender in Jamia police station. More MLAs to be arrested in #DelhiChiefSecretary assault case | @saahilmenghani with more details #AAPvsBabus pic.twitter.com/VsEMyexTbr
— News18 (@CNNnews18) February 21, 2018
12:02 PM: It is being reported that AAP leader Amanatullah Khan is heading towards the IP police station in Delhi to surrender. This comes as a major development in this case.
11:30 AM: It is being reported that the Delhi BJP unit has met with Delhi LG Anil Baijal and have demanded that the Aam Aadmi Party government should be removed.
10:50 AM: On Wednesday morning, the Delhi police also detained Arvind Kejriwal’s adviser, VK Jain, from his house in Maharani Bagh. He is being questioned to help with the probe. It was Jain who had allegedly called the chief secretary for the meeting.
10:39 AM: Meanwhile, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal refused to speak about the matter:
— ANI (@ANI) February 21, 2018
10:25 AM: Former Delhi minister Kapil Mishra has hit out at Amanatullah Khan through a series of tweets:
ख़बर आ रही है कि @KhanAmanatullah बुर्क़ा पहन कर भागे हैं।
Is it true???
कल शाम CP में सरकारी कार्यक्रम में थे। देर रात गिरफ्तारी के डर से हुए फरार।
बुर्क़ा और लड़कियों की वैली पहन कर भागे है अमानतुल्लाह खान ???
— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishra_IND) February 21, 2018
10:15 AM: AAP leaders Jarwal and Ajay Dutt, MLAs from Deoli and Ambedkar Nagar respectively denied these allegations and said that Delhi Chief Secretary made casteist remarks and lodged a complaint against him with the Delhi Police and the National Commission for Scheduled Castes.
10:05 AM: A delegation of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Association met with Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, asking to take strict action against offenders