AAP vs Chief Secretary: Delhi Police search CM Arvind Kejriwal’s home; here’s how the search operation planned

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February 24, 2018 3:37 PM

Following the alleged assault of the Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, the Delhi Police on Friday arrived at the residence of CM Arvind Kejriwal in order to scan the CCTV footage of that particular day where the meeting between the Delhi CS and AAP party leaders took place.

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Following the alleged assault of the Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, the Delhi Police on Friday arrived at the residence of CM Arvind Kejriwal in order to scan the CCTV footage of that particular day where the meeting between the Delhi CS and AAP party leaders took place. Additional DCP (north district) Harendra Singh had drafted the plan to conduct the search operation just a day prior. They had decided to reach Kejriwal’s residence at 10:30 am but had to change the plan last moment when the SHO of Civil Lines police station came to know about the protest being held by DTC workers outside CM’s residence. To avoid the chaos, the operation was postponed. The decision to conduct the search had been taken after several meeting between Additional DCP Singh and Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik on Thursday evening.

On Friday morning there was a sudden change in plan! It was informed that the DTC workers were going to wrap up their protest by 11 am. Following the message, the entire team headed towards the CM’s residence under the supervision of Harendra Singh. with a force of 90 officers, the team reached the residence within five minutes. As they headed to Kejriwal’s residence, the security personnel there looked flummoxed. Initially, the staffers intervened but soon gave into the officers as soon as the legal notice was handed over.

”We first searched the waiting room and then the meeting room, where the complainant has said that there was movement,” Singh said. He added that he adjoining washroom was also checked which was mentioned by Kejriwal’s advisor. Singh said no other rooms were checked except for the premises for the February 19 incident took place. Meanwhile, during the investigation, Kejriwal was seated with his family in another room and did not come out to welcome the police. He left his residence after a while while the officers still conducted the operation.

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