CS assault: Judicial custody of two AAP MLAs extended
NEW DELHI: A city court on Thursday extended by 14 days the judicial custody of Aam Aadmi Party MLAs Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal, arrested in the case of alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash.
Metropolitan Magistrate Shefali Barnala Tandon sent the MLAs, who were produced before the court on expiry of their judicial remand, to Mandoli jail here till March 22.
According to court sources, the matter would next be heard in a Patiala House Court, following the Delhi High Court order designating two "special courts" in the Patiala House Court complex to deal with criminal cases against elected members of Parliament and legislative assemblies.
Khan and Jarwal were on February 22 sent to 14 days judicial custody by the court which had termed the case as "highly sensitive".
Their bail pleas were also dismissed the next day with the court observing that the circumstances prima facie point to a "premeditated criminal conspiracy".
A sessions court had also denied bail to Jarwal after he challenged the magisterial court order.
Both the MLAs then moved the high court for bail. Their bail pleas are yet to be decided.
Meanwhile, Delhi Police on Thursday also sent notices to two other AAP MLAs Somdutt Sharma and Praveen Kumar for questioning in the assault case on the Chief Secretary.