Delhi Chief Secretary assault case Court dismisses Arvind Kejriwals plea

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Delhi Chief Secretary assault case Court dismisses Arvind Kejriwals plea

A Delhi court on Wednesday dismissed Arvind Kejriwal's plea in connection with the Chief Secretary assault case.

New Delhi: A city court on Wednesday dismissed an application of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal seeking a copy of a video and his statement recorded by the police on May 18 in connection with the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash in February.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal denied Kejriwal's plea, noting the submissions made by the Delhi Police that handing over of any such statement will be prejudicial to its investigation.

"The investigation agency is not obliged under the law to give a copy of statement to the person whose statement it has recorded, more particularly, when the status of that person is not clear that he will be made an accused or a witness, and further when the investigation agency is of the view that handing over of any such statement will be prejudicial to its investigation," the court said.

In his application, Kejriwal had said that after the proceedings on that day, the police made a statement before the media that he had evaded certain questions by not giving proper answers, which was "fully incorrect".

"The conduct of the police before the media gives an indication that the police can go to any extent to frame him or any other member of the Aam Aadmi Party by tampering with the said statement/CD," the application said, adding that Kejriwal was entitled to get a copy of the statement and the CD.

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Posted By: india.com

Date Posted: Wed, 30 May 2018, 04:21 pm

Tags: Arvind Kejriwal

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