AAP vs Delhi chief secretary updates: Arvind Kejriwal says L-G assured to act on bureaucrats' protest

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AAP vs Delhi chief secretary updates: Arvind Kejriwal says L-G assured to act on bureaucrats' protest
  • 18:16 (IST)

    AAP shares toon on current Delhi crisis

  • 18:06 (IST)

    AAP says list of bureaucrats who haven't been attending meetings submitted to L-G

  • 17:50 (IST)

    Arvind Kejriwal tweets over bureaucrats' protest after meeting with L-G

  • 17:40 (IST)

    L-G assured to talk to officers over matter, says Manish Sisodia

    "Arvind Kejriwal informed L-G how bureaucrats are striking work completely. We have asked whatever is necessary for Delhi. Kejriwal and other ministers said that we will ensure that no untoward incident takes place. We will take whatever step is necessary. The way L-G assured, I think he is viewing the matter from the point of view of entire Delhi," says Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

  • 17:36 (IST)

    Manish Sisodia addresses press conference

  • 17:22 (IST)

    Have advised Arvind Kejriwal Cabinet to take steps to remove mistrust among govt employees, says L-G Anil Baijal

  • 17:09 (IST)

    Arvind Kejriwal arrives at L-G Anil Baijal's home

  • 17:03 (IST)

    Council of ministers arrive at L-G residence in Delhi for meeting; Satyendra Jain, Manish Sisodia among those present, reports CNN-News18

  • 16:57 (IST)

    AAP leader Atishi Marlena speaks on the alleged assault of Anshu Prakash at Arvind Kejriwal's residence

  • 16:39 (IST)

    Union minister Jitendra Singh assures 'necessary steps' by Centre in Delhi chief secretary assault case

    A delegation of IAS officers working under the Delhi government met Union minister Jitendra Singh on Friday and put forward their grievances following the alleged attack on Delhi chief secretary Anshu Prakash.

    "We have heard the members of the delegation. We took cognisance of all the grievances and concerns raised by them and necessary steps would be taken on it," Singh told reporters after the meeting.

    He said the officers wanted to officially register their grievances with the personnel ministry, which is the cadre controlling authority of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS).

    Delhi IAS officers association secretary Manisha Saxena said the minister has assured full cooperation. "He said he is overseeing the developments, and action, as per the law, will be taken. He said they will take every step to protect and uphold the dignity of the civil servants," Saxena said.

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  • 16:28 (IST)

    Arvind Kejriwal to address media after meeting L-G at 5 pm, reports CNN-News18

  • 16:23 (IST)

    An MLA would only assault a bureaucrat when he wants to make him do something wrong, Congress' Ajay Maken tells CNN-News18

  • 16:18 (IST)

    IAS officers' delegation says won't attend L-G meet with Arvind Kejriwal, reports India Today

  • 16:14 (IST)

    Search at Delhi CM's house: 7 CCTV cameras found not working 

    Delhi Police, which searched Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence on Friday for CCTV footages in connection with the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, said no cameras were installed in the room where the incident reportedly took place.

    A senior police officer said they would go about the investigation based on the coverage by cameras installed in the corridor and added that seven of the 21 CCTV cameras in the house were not functioning.

    "Going by the coverage by CCTV cameras outside the drawing room and in the corridor, we will try to understand the movement of people before and after the incident," Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Harendra Kumar Singh said.

    "The time of cameras at the chief minister's residence was running behind by 40.43 minutes," he said, adding that hard disks of the cameras had been seized.


  • 16:08 (IST)

    AAP slams Delhi Police over raid at Arvind Kejriwal's house

    Soon after the Delhi Police raided Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence to look for evidence in connection with the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by AAP legislators, party leaders slammed the police in a press conference.

    AAP leader Sanjay Singh said that only on the basis of a person's account, the Delhi Police has arrested two legislators and reached the chief minister's place. He also asked if the Delhi Police is dancing to the tunes of the BJP.

    Party leader Ashutosh said that the aim of the Delhi Police was only to humiliate.

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  • 15:51 (IST)

    Court rejects bail plea of Amanatullah Khan, Prakash Jarwal

  • 15:49 (IST)

    Delhi L-G meets AD DCP North before meeting AAP MLAs, reports CNN-News18

  • 15:26 (IST)

    AAP MLA Naresh Balyan says babus who don't work should be beaten up

  • 15:16 (IST)

    Delhi L-G to meet AAP MLAs at 5 pm on Friday, reports CNN-News18

  • 18:11 (IST)

    Amantullah Khan, Prakash Jarwal sent to judicial custody for 14 days

  • 20:09 (IST)

    Copy of FIR filed over alleged manhandling of Delhi chief secretary at Arvind Kejriwal's residence

  • 20:07 (IST)

    Delhi Police says two cases registered in matter

  • 20:01 (IST)

    CCTV footage from Arvind Kejriwal's residence 

    Video procured by Pallavi Rebbapragada

  • 19:12 (IST)

    Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath slams AAP govt

  • 18:50 (IST)

    Visuals from IAS officers' protest in Rajghat

  • 18:43 (IST)

    Details of FIR lodged by Anshu Prakash

  • 18:24 (IST)

    Delhi BJP workers protest outside Arvind Kejriwal's residence

  • 18:22 (IST)

    Ashish Khetan says Thursday's events against AAP orchestrated by BJP

  • 18:19 (IST)

    Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash's letter to Delhi Police (5/5)

    "5. I request you to take action as per law as the assault was premeditated and in conspiracy of all present with intention to criminally intimidate, cause hurt with motive to deter me from discharge of my lawful duty and compel me to follow unlawful directions. None of the persons present in the room made any effort to save me."

  • 18:18 (IST)

    Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash's letter to Delhi Police (4/5)

    "4. The MLAs started shouting at me and abused me while blaming me and the bureaucracy for not doing enough for publicity of the government. One MLA, whom I can identify threatened that I will be confined in the room entire night unless I agree to release TV campaign. A threat was made that I will be implicated in false cases including under the SC/ST Act. The MLAs whom I can identify became more aggressive and abusive extending threat to my life. Then suddenly Amanatullah Khan, MLA and the person/MLA on my left side, whom I can identify, without any provocation from my side, started hitting and assaulting me and hit several blows with fists on my head and temple. My spectacles fell on the ground. I was in a state of shock. With difficulty I was able to leave the room and get into my official car and leave the chief minister's residence. At no stage did I retaliate or provoke any person in the room despite confinement, criminal intimidation by extending threat to my life, and assault by several MLAs while I was discharging my official duties."

  • 18:17 (IST)

    Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash's letter to Delhi Police (3/5)

    "3. On my arrival at chief minister's residence, I met Sri VK Jain, Advisor to Chief Minister, and thereafter both of us were taken to the front room where Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and around 11 MLA’s/persons were present. The chief minister told me that persons present in the room was MLAs and they had come to ask him about government’s publicity program on completion of three years. One of the MLAs firmly shut the door of the room. I was made to sit in between Amanatullah Khan and another person/MLA on a 3-seater sofa. The chief minister directed me to answer the MLAs and explain the reason for the delay in release of the TV campaign. I explained to them that the officers were bound by the guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court and advertisement to be released must be in consonance with the said guidelines."

  • 18:15 (IST)

    Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash's letter to Delhi Police (2/5)

    "2. Advisor to the Chief Minister again called me around 11.20 pm to confirm that I have left for chief minister's residence for the meeting. Thereafter I left my residence in my official car and driver along with my PSO and reached chief minister's residence at midnight."

  • 18:14 (IST)

    Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash's letter to Delhi Police (1/5)

    "1. On Thursday, i.e on 19 February, I was informed on the telephone around 8.45 pm by Advisor to Chief Minister VK Jain that I have to reach Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence at midnight to discuss with chief minster and his deputy the issue of difficulty in release of certain TV advertisement relating to completion of 3 three years of current government in Delhi. I suggested that the meeting could be held on 20 February morning. However it was reiterated by Advisor to Chief Minister at 9 pm and again at around 10 pm that the meeting has been scheduled by the chief minister at midnight. Prior to this message from Advisor to Chief Minister, and the deputy chief minister had also called me around 6.55 pm and had informed if the matter of release of TV advertisement is not resolved by evening, I should reach chief miniserresidence at midnight to discuss the issue. I had already explained to the deputy chief minister earlier that any advertisement to be released should not be in contravention of Supreme Court guidelines."

  • 18:07 (IST)

    Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit slams AAP over the alleged manhandling of chief secretary

  • 17:26 (IST)

    Exclusive details from chief secy's letter; 'AAP MLA rained blows on my head, left me in state shock'

  • 17:01 (IST)

    AAP questions discrimination by Centre

    At a press conference, the Aam Aadmi Party leaders said that the CCTV footage from Arvind Kejriwal's residence shows that Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash left the premises without showing signs that he was attacked. "It is clearly seen in the footage that one of our leaders went after Prakash, requesting him to come back to the meeting," they said.

    AAP leader Atishi Marlena said that Delhi Cabinet minister Imran Hussain was given the date of 23 February by Rajnath Singh's offfice when he tried to fix a meeting with him. "Why are we being discriminated against," she asked.

  • 16:52 (IST)

    AAP leader Ashish Khetan say 'busy' Rajnath Singh won't be able to meet him

  • 16:30 (IST)

    Ashish Khetan says AAP leaders being threatened over law and order

  • 16:28 (IST)

    Ashish Khetan slams Rajnath Singh for tweeting in support of chief secretary 

  • 16:26 (IST)

    AAP leader Imran Hussain files complaint after being assaulted by mob in Delhi Secretariat

  • 16:24 (IST)

    Ashish Khetan says riot-like situation in Delhi Secretariat

  • 16:15 (IST)

    AAP MLA says complaint lodged against Anshu Prakash over remarks against Dalits

  • 16:07 (IST)

    Watch: IAS Association chief says Rajnath Singh gave delegation 'sympathetic hearing'

    Speaking to CNN-News18, Manisha Saxena said that Delhi chief secretary Anshu Prakash narrated the incident to Home Minister Rajnath Singh during the meeting. "We have decided to stage a candle march at 6.30 pm at Rajghat on Tuesday. The officers will not strike work," she said.

  • 15:59 (IST)

    AAP hits out at Rajnath Singh over tweet condemning AAP-chief secretary row

  • 15:53 (IST)

    Delhi Subordinate Services president says won't resume work until govt acts

  • 15:43 (IST)

    Rajnath Singh 'deeply pained' by AAP-chief secretary row

  • 15:41 (IST)

    AAP leader Ashish Khetan asks how mob of 200 people gathered inside Delhi Secretariat

    Following reports of a mob gathering in the Delhi Secretariat, AAP leader Ashish Khetan told CNN-News18 that he managed to escape the crowd which was shouting, "Maaro Maaro". "How did a mob of 200 gather inside Delhi Secretariat," he asked.

  • 15:36 (IST)

    Watch: Mob gathers inside Delhi Secretariat

  • 15:25 (IST)

    Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash lodges complaint to Delhi DCP, reports CNN-News18

  • 15:23 (IST)

    MoS Ram Kripal Yadav condemns 'reprehensible act'

Latest updates: After Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his council of ministers met Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal over the alleged assault of Delhi chief secretary, Baijal tweeted that he has advised them to "remove mistrust" among government employees. Meanwhile, a Delhi court has rejected the bail applications of Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal.

A Delhi Police team was on Friday sent to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence in the Civil Lines area for collecting evidence related to an alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by AAP MLAs, an official said.

"A police team has been sent to the chief minister's residence for collecting all evidence, including CCTV footage, in connection with the alleged assault on the Delhi chief secretary," Additional DCP, North Delhi, Harinder Singh said.

Reacting to it, Kejriwal said, "A huge posse of policemen was sent to my residence. The entire chief minister's residence is being searched over allegations of two slaps."

"But when will Amit Shah be questioned in connection with Judge Loya's death," he asked on Twitter.

Kejriwal said his council of ministers had sought an appointment with Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on the matter.

"As the services come under the L-G in Delhi, the council of ministers will request him to direct all bureaucrats to work with the AAP government even as the probe into the alleged assault on the chief secretary continues," an official said.

 Police personnel outside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence during an investigation in relation to the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by Aam Aadmi Party MLAs, in New Delhi on Friday. PTI

Police personnel outside Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence on Friday. PTI

According to Delhi government spokesperson Arunodya Prakash, 60-70 policemen entered the chief minister's office "without any intimation".

"There is minimum courtesy in democracy. Every citizen has rights under constitution. Is it an attempt to humiliate a chief minister who is working tirelessly for the poor and the last man of the society?" he tweeted.

AAP legislators Prakash Jarwal and Okhla MLA Amantullah Khan were arrested by the police on Wednesday in connection with the alleged assault on the Delhi chief secretary during a meeting at Kejriwal's residence on Monday night.

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Updated Date: Feb 23, 2018 20:02:22 IST

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