Court satisfied with probe in Delhi min assault case
NEW DELHI: A Delhi court has expressed satisfaction over the ongoing probe into an assault on Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain, with the police assuring the court that efforts are on to identify the culprits.
However, the police have not yet identified any culprits in the case and no arrest has been made.
Delhi Police made the submission in its status report to Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra, saying it was in the process of obtaining the hard disk having CCTV footage of the alleged incident to send it to the forensic laboratory.
"The status report filed by inspector Ravinder
Malik informing that Sections 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions) and 353 (assault to deter public servant from discharging duty) of the Indian Penal Code are added during the investigation.
"He informed that he is in process of obtaining the hard disk in which the footage is recorded and thereafter it will be sent to FSL for examination. It is further informed that efforts to identify the culprits are in the process. Report of investigation is found satisfactory," the court said while putting up the matter for further hearing on April 24.
Hussain had lodged a complaint claiming that a day after the alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary
Anshu Prakash on February 19, he was mobbed by the Delhi government officials, who raised slogans and prevented him from taking the elevator to his 6th-floor office at the secretariat.
The court had earlier directed the police to preserve all CCTV footage relevant to the alleged assault and ensure a fair investigation in the case.
It had also directed the police to examine Hussain to ascertain the names of persons who had allegedly attacked him.