Delhi chief secretary Anshu Prakash has been allegedly manhandled by two MLAs of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) at chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence, bureaucrats of the state government said on Tuesday.
The chief secretary could not be reached for comments. But the BJP took potshots at Kejriwal’s party, which denied the allegations and approached lieutenant governor Anil Baijal for action against Prakash’s “misconduct” at a meeting with the CM.
Signalling another possible face-off between the AAP and the state’s bureaucracy, a group of IAS officers met L-G Baijal on Tuesday and demanded that an FIR be registered and the culprits be arrested. Kejriwal’s government has had several run-ins with the L-G’s office over the transfer of bureaucrats and the administrative control of the Capital.
As hundreds of officials protested outside the Delhi government’s headquarters, AAP leader Ashish Khetan alleged that he had also been roughed up.