The Delhi Police today sent a notice to Arvind Kejriwal to join the probe in Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash assault case, drawing a sharp reaction from AAP which alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "misusing" the police to "bother" the Chief Minister.
A senior police officer 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 official exigencies, kindly intimate an alternate time."
Kejriwal, however, has not responded to the notice, the official said.
Opposition BJP said that it hoped Kejriwal would cooperate in the police investigation instead of doing politics over the matter.
Reacting sharply to the Delhi police notice, AAP's Delhi unit chief spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj said, "It is for the first time in India that a chief minister 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 prime minister is "pressurising" chief secretary Prakash to pursue a false case against the AAP supremo.
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, BJP legislator and Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly.
"The chief minister should cooperate in investigation instead of indulging in politics over it," Gupta said.
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