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MHA seeks report from LG on assault on Delhi chief secy

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New Delhi, Feb 20: The Home Ministry today sought a report from Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on an alleged assault on the chief secretary of the city government, an official said.

In a communication, the ministry asked the LG to submit a detailed report on the alleged attack on bureaucrat Anshu Prakash at the residence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal last night.

The home minister would also meet a delegation of IAS officers of the Delhi government, a ministry official said.

“The home ministry is aware of the development and closely monitoring the situation,” the official said.

Chief Secretary (CS) Prakash was manhandled by a few AAP MLAs at Kejriwal’s residence, an IAS officer alleged today.

“There was a heated exchange at the meeting last night. During the argument, two or three AAP MLAs manhandled him… The CS’s spectacles also got broken,” the senior IAS officer, who did not wish to be named, claimed.

The chief minister’s office dismissed the accusation as “bizarre and baseless”.

“The allegation of assault is totally bizarre and baseless,” a senior official in the chief minister’s office said.

The incident took place in the presence of Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia , the senior IAS officer claimed.

After the incident, Prakash met Baijal and apprised him of the incident, the IAS officer added.

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