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Prima facie CCTV evidence confirms attack, says Delhi court

NEW DELHI: A Delhi Court on Thursday agreed that video evidence prima facie confirmed assault on Delhi minister Imran Hussain.
The court has also asked for stringent sections of the Indian Penal Code to be imposed against the offenders and asked the Delhi Police to submit the report by March 8.
It has also directed the Delhi Police to seize the CCTV footage at the secretariat.
Hussain, the Delhi Food Minister, told Millennium Post, "I am hopeful that we will get justice and truth will prevail."
Following the direction of the court, the Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday raised its attack on the Chief Secretary and other bureaucrats.
The party has stepped up its attack on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash on Thursday, alleging that he was providing protection to those who had attacked Hussain inside the Secretariat.
Hours after the Chief Secretary alleged that he was assaulted by two AAP MLAs during a meeting at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence, a mob of around 150-200 people entered the lobby of the Delhi Secretariat and assaulted Minister Imran Hussain and his staff.
Videos of the incident were subsequently released by AAP, in which the faces of the attackers were clearly visible.
AAP leader Ashutosh on Thursday levelled serious charges against the Chief Secretary of protecting the assaulters, who are also said to be government servants.
Ashutosh said, "The Metropolitan Magistrate has said that prima facie, an assault has been carried out on Imran Hussain. Videos of the incident prove the assault beyond doubt."
"The Court has asked the concerned SHO to seize the CCTV footage. Two MLAs were arrested based on the allegation. But in Imran's case, cops have not even taken the CCTV footage," Ashutosh further said.
While Hussain did not ask for police protection, the court has asked police to provide the minister with a security detail.
"The court has said it has apprehensions over Imran Hussain's safety and has directed the police to provide him with security, if necessary," Ashutosh added.
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