The court has set March 7 as the date for the Delhi Police to file the reply. She had also demanded the Delhi government to provide security to the officers and guarantee them protection from any further instances of violence or misconduct. "The learned Session judge has failed to appreciate that the FIR was registered at 1 pm [the] next day [February 21], which constituted substantial delay given the fact that complainant [Prakash] himself is at a powerful position with direct access to the highest officials of the Delhi Police", John argued.
The court, after viewing CCTV footage of the alleged incident submitted by the minister, said it was prima facie clear that the minister was restrained in a lift with a huge crowd present, and use of criminal force.
In his bail plea, the Deoli legislator pointed out that the sessions court had made a general remark, while denying him bail that he may influence the witness. Mr Jarwal, who was arrested on February 20, is now undergoing 14-day judicial custody.
While refusing to grant bail to Mr Jarwal, the court had said the situation couldn't be more alarming when lawmakers don't respect the rule of law.
Mr Bharadwaj claimed that in court proceedings, it was conceded by the Delhi Police that after the late night meeting with the chief minister on February 19, the chief secretary visited the LG at his residence where Police Commissioner was called and the meeting was attended by DCP, North.
However, the party has refuted the allegation and has been maintaining that the Chief Secretary was not assaulted.
The Aam Aadmi Party accused Lt Governor Anil Baijal, Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash and the IAS Association of hatching a "conspiracy" to attack Delhi minister Imran Hussain.