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Police question Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal over ‘assault’ on chief secretary

Chief secretary Anshu Prakash has alleged leaders of Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party assaulted him at the CM’s residence on February 19.

delhi Updated: May 18, 2018 23:55 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Arvind Kejriwal, chief minister of Delhi.
Arvind Kejriwal, chief minister of Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

A six-member police team on Friday questioned Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal for over three hours in connection with the alleged assault on chief secretary Anshu Prakash on February 19.

Police said Kejriwal was cooperative but avoided answering many questions. “Some of his replies were not satisfactory,” Harendra Singh, additional deputy commissioner of police (north), who was among those who interacted with the CM, said.

Singh said deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia too could be questioned in the coming days, “if required”. “We may question Kejriwal again if our probe requires it,” the additional DCP said.

The police recorded the entire proceedings on camera. However, they will not share the video with Kejriwal as he is not entitled to it as per the law under which he was questioned, the officer said.

Kejriwal issued a statement, thanking the police for questioning him under “achche vatavaran” (pleasant atmosphere).

“The police are not at fault. They are under great pressure to file a fake case (against us),” Kejriwal said.

First Published: May 18, 2018 17:17 IST

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