Delhi's Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, who had accused Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other AAP leaders of assaulting him, has been appointed as additional secretary in the Department of Telecommunications, under the government of India.
Delhi's Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash has been appointed as Additional Secretary in the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India. pic.twitter.com/GMtaSXeRDj— The Leaflet (@TheLeaflet_in) November 17, 2018
Meanwhile, speculations have been rife that Delhi's Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Manoj Parida, who hails from Odisha, is in the race for the next chief secretary of Delhi.
The assault case relates to a late-night meeting held at CM Kejriwal's Civil Lines home in Delhi on February 19. Anshu Prakash, a 1986-batch IAS officer of the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre, who was called for the meeting, had alleged that he was assaulted by AAP MLAs Amanat Ullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal in the presence of Kejriwal and Delhi deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
The incident had triggered a bitter power tussle between the Delhi government and its bureaucrats earlier this year.
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.