Delhi Chief Secretary assault case: Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, 11 AAP MLAs granted bail

NEW DELHI: In a huge relief to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), a Delhi court on Thursday granted bail to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and 11 other lawmakers in a case of alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash and posted the matter for hearing on December 7.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal granted bail to all the accused on a personal bond of Rs 50,000 except Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal. Notably, Khan and Jarwal were earlier granted bail by the Delhi High Court in the case.  The bail was granted after they appeared before the court in pursuance to summons issued to them.

The Delhi government’s top bureaucrat had alleged he was assaulted by some lawmakers at a meeting past midnight at the chief minister’s residence on February 19. In August, the Delhi Police named Arvind Kejriwal, Minister Manish Sisodia and 11 AAP MLAs in the charge sheet that was filed under various Sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).