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Police asks Kejriwal to join probe in CS assault case; AAP cries foul

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Police today sent a notice to to join the probe in Anshu assault case, drawing a sharp reaction from which alleged that was "misusing" the police to "bother" the

A said that the notice was sent to Kejriwal today to join the investigations on May 18 at 11 AM.

The notice said, "You (Kejriwal) are required to attend investigation and be available at your residence/office on May 18 at 11 AM. In the event, such timing is not convenient to you due to exigencies, kindly intimate an alternate time."

Kejriwal, however, has not responded to the notice, the said.

Opposition BJP said that it hoped Kejriwal would cooperate in the police investigation instead of doing over the matter.

There is also a possibility that the police may ask Kejriwal's deputy to join the investigation after the

Reacting sharply to the police notice, AAP's said, "It is for the first time in that a is being examined in a fake case. Modi ji is misusing the police to bother the chief minister but people stand by Kejriwal."


He also alleged that the is "pressurising" to pursue a false case against the supremo.

Last month, Kejriwal's and a party volunteer were also questioned in connection with the case.

was allegedly assaulted during a meeting at Kejriwal's residence on February 19.

Police have already questioned the 11 MLAs, who were present at the chief minister's residence for the meeting. Two MLAs Amantullah Khan and were arrested in the case.

Kejriwal, his former VK Jain and Sisodia were also present there.

On February 23, a police team had examined the CCTV system installed at the chief minister's residence in the Civil Lines area and seized the hard disk. The forensic report on the hard disk is still awaited.

The "conspiracy" of assault on Prakash was "hatched" at Kejriwal's residence so it was no surprise that he would be questioned by the police, alleged Vijender Gupta, of Opposition in the

"The chief minister should cooperate in investigation instead of indulging in over it," Gupta said.

The alleged assault on the had triggered a bitter tussle between the and its bureaucracy.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 21:10 IST
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