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Delhi court to hear CS assault case on January 30

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Published : Dec 8, 2018, 1:20 am IST
Updated : Dec 8, 2018, 1:20 am IST

The court asked the counsel for AAP leaders and police to complete the process of scrutiny of documents by January 30.

Anshu Prakash
 Anshu Prakash

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday said it would hear on January 30 the chief secretary assault case in which chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia have been named as accused.

Additional chief metropolitan magistrate Samar Vishal was told by the counsel for Mr Kejriwal, Mr Sisodia and other AAP leaders that they have not been provided with complete documents annexed with the charge sheet filed by the Delhi police.

 

The court asked the counsel for AAP leaders and police to complete the process of scrutiny of documents by January 30.

The criminal case relates to alleged assault on the then Delhi chief  secretary Anshu Prakash during a meeting at Kejriwal’s official residence on February 19. Mr Prakash was recently transferred and posted as additional secretary in the Department of Telecommunications.

Mr Kejriwal and Mr Sisodia had earlier approached the Delhi High Court  challenging the trial court’s order permitting two other lawyers to conduct the prosecution on behalf of a Delhi police officer, instead of a regular public prosecutor attached to the court concerned.

 

The high court has sought response of the Delhi government, the police and Mr Prakash on the plea. The ACMM, in an October 22 order, had said let the Delhi police commissioner assign the prosecution of this case to some officer not below the rank of additional commissioner of police.

Mr Prakash had told the trial court that the Delhi police had nominated three well-reputed and experienced counsels for appointment as special public prosecutors and their consents had also been obtained.

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