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Kejriwal asked to join probe into assault, AAP fumes

IANS  |  New Delhi 

has been asked to join the investigation into an alleged assault on by two MLAs, police said on Wednesday, sparking an angry reaction from the

of said Kejriwal had been told to present himself at his house or office at 11 a.m. on Friday.

The had earlier told IANS that Kejriwal had been told to present himself at the

added that they were yet to receive a reply from the

On February 20, the alleged that he was assaulted by two MLAs in the presence of Kejriwal at the Chief Minister's residence. The two, Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal, were arrested.

The alleged that the police order proved that was misusing police to target his opponents.

"Modiji is getting this done... First time in the history of India, the police are questioning the of a state in a fake case," AAP said.

He said Modi "pressured" the to file this case of assault so as to harass Kejriwal whose government, he said, was working well in the sectors of education, health, and water.

"Modiji is misusing the police to trouble him (Kejriwal) but the public is with Kejriwal."

Police have questioned Bibhav Kumar, Kejriwal's private secretary, in connection with the case.

So far, the police have questioned 11 AAP MLAs who were present in the meeting at the Chief Minister's residence on February 19.

A who did not want to be named said that legal action would be taken against Kejriwal if he did not cooperate with the police investigation.

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 18:52 IST
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