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Kejriwal asks IAS officers to resume work while assuring safety

New Delhi: In a major climbdown to break the four-month-long impasse between the AAP dispensation and the officers over an alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday assured the IAS officers that he would ensure their safety saying they were part of his family.   The statement came hours after […]

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CS assault: Delhi Police question Arvind Kejriwal for over three hours

New Delhi: A six-member team of Delhi police on Friday questioned Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in connection with the alleged assault of Delhi chief secretary Anshu Prakash which had taken place at a late night meeting at his residence on 19 February 2018. While Kejriwal said it is the first time a chief minister was […]

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CS assault case: Kejriwal to join investigation

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has agreed to join the investigation in the case of alleged assault of Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, the police said today. In a letter addressed to Station House Officer of Civil Lines Police Station, the chief minister said he would be available at 5 PM on Friday at his […]

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CS assault case: Police to question Kejriwal on Friday

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will be questioned by the police on Friday in connection with the alleged assault on chief secretary Anshu Prakash in February, police said today. A senior police officer said that a notice has been sent to Kejriwal and he will be examined on 18 May at 11 am. […]

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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s advisor VK Jain resigns

New Delhi: VK Jain, the advisor to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, has resigned citing personal reasons and family commitments, days after he was questioned by police in connection with the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, sources said today. “Jain has resigned from the post of advisor to the Delhi chief minister citing personal […]

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United in fight for chief secretary’s dignity: Delhi govt officials

New Delhi: Amid its senior-most office bearer’s meeting with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi Government Employee Welfare Association has asserted that all officials are “united to fight for the dignity and safety” of Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash and other employees. The association has issued a statement terming “baseless” reports that it has changed stance on […]

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Delhi CS assault: Court rejects bail plea of AAP MLA

New Delhi: AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal, who was arrested for allegedly assaulting Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, was today denied bail by a Delhi court which said it was a matter where the dignity of a man, a senior bureaucrat, was “openly violated”. Special judge Anju Bajaj Chandna refused to consider the bail plea of […]

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Delhi Govt mulling live streaming of official meetings

New Delhi: The Delhi government is mulling live streaming of all official meetings following the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash at the chief minister’s residence last week. Prakash was allegedly assaulted by AAP MLAs and others during a meeting at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence on 19 February. A senior government official said […]

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CS assault: Court denies bail to AAP MLAs

New Delhi: A city court today refused to grant bail to two AAP MLAs, Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal in the case of assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, observing that the circumstances prima facie point to a “premeditated criminal conspiracy”. Denying relief to the legislators, Metropolitan Magistrate Shefali Barnala Tondon also observed that the […]

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Delhi CS row: Bureaucrats continue to boycott meetings

New Delhi: Delhi government bureaucrats reiterated that they would continue to boycott meetings called by Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues till the chief minister apologises for the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash. The boycott by the bureaucrats was announced yesterday after Prakash was allegedly assaulted on Monday night by some AAP MLAs at […]