Delhi Chief Secy Assault row: DN Singh, calls constitutional crisis strike announced

Delhi Chief Secretary'assault case MHA seeks report from L-G Rajnath Singh says'justice will be done

L-G Anil Baijal, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Home Minister Rajnath Singh

The Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi plunged into a crisis on Tuesday as Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash made a shocking allegation that he was beaten up by AAP MLAs at the chief minister's residence.

"We have registered a case where it is said that yesterday late night Chief Secretary was called at the Chief Minister's residence where some MLAs were also present and Chief Secretary was assaulted".

AAP, on the other hand, has accused Prakash of using racially motivated slurs against its MLAs. However, Delhi CM Kejriwal's office denied the reports of assaults and said the chief secretary is acting at the behest of the BJP. "That the police remains quiet and does not take any action despite all the proof in CCTV footage?" he said.

The top bureaucrat of Delhi was allegedly manhandled by at least two AAP MLAs while a meeting on the door-to-door delivery of essential government services was in progress. The AAP MLAs has denied Mr. Prakash's allegation.

The Delhi's AAP government has had a history of not-so-cordial relationship with the bureaucrats.

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Talking to mediapersons, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee Chief Ajay Maken said, "This incident has happened in front of the Chief Minister".

Gupta said Kejriwal was "drunk on power" and his concern was only about why more funds were not dispersed for advertisements.

Following the chief secretary's allegations several officers' associations called upon Singh and apprised him demanding action. "They represent the people of Delhi but are nothing short of Urban Naxalites".

In December 2015, the Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service (DCS) officers went on a mass leave against the suspension of two special home secretaries by city minister Satyendar Jain.

DGEWA President D.N. Singh said the association met the Lt. Governor regarding the issue. "For the past couple of years, officers have been insulted and humiliated in public". The CS refused to answer questions, saying that he was not answerable to MLAs and the CM, and that he was answerable only to the LG. "The attack on the Chief Secretary is an attempt to intimidate the bureaucracy to toe the line of the powers that be".

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