Delhi-Chief-Secretary-Anshu-Prakash-18022018NEW DELHI : Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash on Tuesday registered a complaint with Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal against two ruling Aam Aadmi Party MLAs for allegedly assaulting him.

Prakash accused Ajay Dutt and Prakash Jharwal of manhandling him at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence on Monday evening .
The Chief Minister’s Office said such an incident never took place. “Delhi chief minister’s office strongly denies allegations by the chief secretary,” read a statement. “There was no incident of assault or attempted assault by any AAP MLAs.”
AAP leader Atishi Marlena said Prakash’s allegations were absurd and added that he was acting on the BJP’s instructions. “If the chief secretary can make such wild allegations, one can imagine the kind of obstacles that are being created in AAP government’s work by the BJP through the officers.”
The AAP leader added that the chief secretary had refused to answer the MLAs about how 2.5 lakh families were reportedly deprived rations in January because of faulty implementation of Aadhaar. “The chief secretary refused to answer questions saying that he was answerable only to the lieutenant governor and not to the MLAs and the chief minister. He even used bad language against some MLAs and left without answering any questions said Marlena.

The Delhi Administrative Subordinate Services has threatened to go on strike if those at fault are not arrested. “We have urged the lieutenant governor to take legal action against those responsible,” DN Singh, president of Delhi Administrative Subordinate Services, told News Agency ANI .
The IAS association will be meeting Home Minister Rajnath Singh at 3 pm to protest against the assault against Delhi chief secretary Anshu Prakash, reported The IAS Officers’ Association has also called an emergency meeting, reported . They are likely to demand a police case against the chief minister and the two MLAs.

Delhi Congress Vice President Sharmistha Mukherjee demanded a thorough inquiry into the incident. “If the chief secretary’s complaint is found to be true, the MLAs should receive tough punishment,” Mukherjee added.

Meanwhile, The Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly, Vijender Gupta, said in a tweet: “CM @ArvindKejriwal in his dictatorial style called Chief Secretary at 12 midnight & berated him in front of his MLAs. Drunk on power CM was concerned about why not more funds were dispersed for advertisements. Such is the state of affairs under AAP. @HMOIndia @LtGovDelhi”

An AAP government spokesperson alleged that party leader Ashish Khetan and Environment Minister Imran Hussain were attacked inside Delhi Secretariat by protesting officials.(With Agency Inputs ).