The Madhya Pradesh IAS Officers Association today condemned the assault on Delhi chief secretary Anshu Prakash, allegedly by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs, at the residence of chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.
The association demanded that criminal cases be registered against those involved and also called for the dismissal of the Kejriwal government.
A resolution passed by the body in its meeting said, "The MP IAS Officers Association demands that criminal cases be registered against the persons who have committed the assault and everybody else who was present and guilty of abetment."
The meeting was chaired by the association's president Gauri Singh.
It further said, "We strongly condemn the incident at Delhi in which the chief secretary of the state, who is the head of the civil service, was assaulted and his life was threatened by elected legislators, in the presence of the chief minister, with the intent to force the CS to act illegally under duress."
"It is all the more disturbing that nobody, including the chief minister, tried to save or prevent the assault on him, which clearly indicates prior conspiracy and collusion of all present," the resolution stated.
The resolution also said that "the chief secretary was being forced to violate the law of the land laid down by the Supreme Court, which he correctly refused. This conduct of the elected government of Delhi tantamounts to criminal actions which are punishable under various sections of the Indian Penal Code".
"The assult on the head of the civil service to compel him, for the gains of a political party, against the law and rules attracts the provision of Article 356 of the Constitution of India. In the current scenario, rule of law cannot be ensured in the state of Delhi," the resolution said, adding that President'e rule be imposed.
The resolution was also fully endorsed by the Madhya Pradesh IPS Officers Association, its president Sanjay Rana said.
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