Delhi Police register FIRs in two separate assault cases
New Delhi: Delhi Police on Tuesday said that they have registered two FIRs after receiving the concerned complaints, one regarding the alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash and the other regarding an assault by a mob on Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain in the Delhi Secretariat.
According to police, in the complaint received from the Chief Secretary, it was said that he was called for a discussion at the Chief Minister's residence on some matter, and subsequently beaten up by and threatened by AAP MLAs and threatened.
"The Chief Secretary was also allegedly confined inside a room," said Special Commissioner of Police Deepender Pathak, adding that they have filed an FIR under sections Sections 186 (obstructing a public servant from performing the duty), 353 (assaulting a public servant), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 342, 332, 504, 506(2), 120B and 34 of the Indian Penal Code.
When asked whether police will call AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan for questioning, Pathak said that the matter is under investigation and the case will be handled professionally. "We are gathering all required evidence, including CCTV footage of the incident," he said.
When asked whether police will question the Chief Minister, Pathak said it is "very premature to say right now and the investigation is going on."
The second FIR pertained to the case where Imran Hussain was manhandled by a mob in the Delhi Secretariat.
The incident was reported on Tuesday morning when people, who were at the Delhi Secretariat, blocked Hussain from taking the elevator to his sixth floor office at the secretariat. Hussain was assaulted and his phone was broken during the incident.
DCP (Central) Mandeep Singh Randhawa claimed that they have received the PCR call about the incident and the matter is been investigated.
"We have registered a case in this regard and the investigation is on," said Pathak, adding that The FIR was registered under sections 323, 342, 506, 427 and 34 of the IPC.
Police claimed that no names were there in the FIR and they also received two to three other complaints, which will be investigated whether they were part of the incident.
In its Twitter handle, the Aam Aadmi Party said, "AAP leader @AashishKhetan was assaulted by a mob in Delhi Secretariat. "Maro, Maro" chants can be heard in the video @AashishKhetan called #PCR (Police Control Room) and reported that he was manhandled."