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HC grants relief to Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash

IANS  |  New Delhi 

In a breather for Anshu Prakash, the High Court on Thursday asked a Assembly committee not to insist on his appearance.

Justice directed the Question and not to insist Prakash's appearance till April 11, the next date fixed for hearing.

Prakash has challenged the notice issued by the Committee which had asked him to appear before it on Thursday.

The told the court that the notice was issued although a stay had been granted by the high court in the Chief Secretary's main petition challenging the notice issued by the

On March 5, the committee had assured the court that it would not take any coercive action against the

Prakash had challenged the notice directing him to appear before it for skipping a meeting on February 20, a day after he was allegedly assaulted by two MLAs and Prakash Jarwal, who are currently in judicial custody.

Prakash also did not attend the subsequent meetings on February 21 and 23, following which the notice was issued on March 1.

The had sought quashing of the notice issued to him by the committee and said he had a right to free and fair investigation.



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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 13:26 IST