AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal moves High Court for bail
New Delhi: A day after a sessions court here denied him bail, Aam Aadmi Party MLA Prakash Jarwal, arrested for allegedly assaulting Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, on Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court seeking the relief.
The legislator's bail plea is likely to come up for hearing before Justice Mukta Gupta on Thursday.
Jarwal was on Tuesday denied bail for the second time, with a court here saying it could not ignore the fact that the lawmaker had "openly violated the dignity" of a 56-year-old public servant who was "honestly discharging duties".
Deoli MLA Jarwal, who was arrested on February 20, is currently undergoing 14-day judicial custody in the case in which another MLA Amanatullah Khan was also arrested in connection with the alleged assault on the bureaucrat during a meeting at Delhi Chief Minister's Arvind Kejriwal's residence on the night of February 19.
The court, while refusing to grant bail to Jarwal, had said the situation could not be more alarming when lawmakers do not respect the rule of law.
While dismissing the plea of the MLA, the court had noted that the chief secretary's allegations were confirmed by his medical report as well as the statement of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's adviser V K Jain, who had claimed that he saw the CS being assaulted by the MLAs.
Seeking bail before the sessions court, Jarwal's counsel had pleaded that the legislator was a young politician and had got married only this year on February 6 so he be granted the relief.