Vijay Kumar Dev (File photo)
An 1987-batch IAS officer from the AGMUT cadre (Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territories), Vijay Kumar Dev, in his most recent appointments, served as the Deputy Election Commissioner in the Election Commission of India, Chandigarh, and as Additional Secretary to the Government of India.
His predecessor, Anshu Prakash, had allegedly been attacked by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators at a meeting held in Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence on February 19, in Kejriwal's presence. The incident had triggered a bitter power tussle between the Delhi government and its bureaucrats earlier this year.
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Both Kejriwal and Sisodia are among the 13 people named in the 1,300-page the Delhi Police submitted in the case. The other 11 are all AAP MLAs. However, Kejriwal, Sisodia and nine other AAP MLAs were granted bail in the case by a Delhi court in October. The next hearing in the case is slated for December 7, 2018.