Kejriwal granted bail in CS assault case


New Delhi, Oct 25  A court on Thursday granted bail to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and nine other AAP MLAs in a case of alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash. The party accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of conspiring against its MLAs.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal granted the bail after the accused appeared before him in pursuance of the summons issued against them.

The court asked them to furnish a personal bond of Rs 50,000 each and has listed the matter for further hearing on December 7.

Senior AAP leader and Delhi cabinet Minister Gopal Rai accused Modi and his government of conspiring against the Aam Aadmi Party government.

“Modi and his government have stooped so low that they are conspiring against the AAP government, its Ministers and MLAs. Our MLAs are being released after all the proceedings. We are waiting for trial so that the truth can come out,” he told media.

Delhi Police in August charge-sheeted Kejriwal, Sisodia and 11 legislators — Amanatullah Khan, Prakash Jarwal, Nitin Tyagi, Rituraj Govind, Sanjeev Jha, Ajay Dutt, Rajesh Rishi, Rajesh Gupta, Madan Lal, Parveen Kumar and Dinesh Mohania — in the case.

Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal were granted bail by the Delhi High Court in March.

The accused have been charge-sheeted under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for voluntarily causing hurt and obstructing a public servant to deter him from doing duty, wrongful confinement and assault.

They have also been accused of insult with intent to provoke breach of peace, criminal intimidation, criminal conspiracy, punishment of abetment and unlawful assembly among others.

The AAP has called the case a “midnight conspiracy to defame the Delhi Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister and 11 MLAs in a false and laughable case”.

Prakash had alleged that he was beaten up by AAP MLAs in the presence of Kejriwal at the Chief Minister’s residence on the night of February 19 where he had been called for a meeting. – IANS