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If assault can take place in front of CM, what will happen at other places in Delhi, HC asks

Prime News, National (New Delhi), March 7:- The Delhi High Court on Wednesday questioned the law and order situation in the capital while hearing the bail plea of one of the two AAP MLAs, arrested for allegedly assaulting Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash. The court said it was concerned that if “a person” can be assaulted in the presence of the Delhi Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister, what will happen at other places.

“At a place where the chief minister is sitting, a person is assaulted. What is the law and order situation? This is happening in front of the chief minister. I am not going on the personality of the person who was assaulted. You need to answer this,” Justice Mukta Gupta said.

The court’s remark came while hearing the bail plea of Deoli MLA Prakash Jarwal, who was arrested on February 20 in connection with the chief secretary’s assault case.

The judge said, “I am concerned that if a person is assaulted in the presence of the chief minister and deputy chief minister, what will happen at other places? How should I be satisfied that no such incident would take place in future?”

The court is also scheduled to hear the bail application of another AAP’s Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan, who was also arrested in the case on February 21.

During the hearing, senior advocates Rebecca John and Dayan Krishnan, appearing for Jarwal, sought bail for him saying that he was ready to abide by any condition and will give it on an affidavit that if he violates any condition, his bail shall be cancelled.

The counsel further claimed that only heated arguments took place between the MLAs and the chief secretary (CS) and no assault took place.

The police, in its status report filed through advocate Sanjay Lau, said that as per the medical report of the senior bureaucrat, his injuries were of simple nature but two of the provisions invoked on Jarwal were non-bailable. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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