‘BJP wanted to derail AAP government and a fake FIR was registered against us’
New Delhi: As court acquitted Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, and nine other Aam Aadmi Party MLAs on Wednesday, Manish Sisodia said that Kejriwal was treated like a “terrorist” in free India.
This is the first case, in connection with a 2018 case related to the assault on Delhi’s then Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, in free India that a chief minister was treated like a “terrorist”, the AAP leader Sisodia said after the court order.
“BJP wanted to derail AAP government and a fake FIR was registered against us. But truth has prevailed. Today is the day of Satyamev Jayate,” News18 quoted the Deputy CM as saying.
Nine MLAs from the ruling Aam Aadmi Party have also been given clean chit by the special court. However, two others – Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal – have not yet been released.
A special MP/MLA court, presided over by Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sachin Gupta at Rouse Avenue court, pronounced the discharge order.
The alleged assault took place on the intervening night of February 19 and 20, 2018 at Kejriwal’s residence, where Prakash was called for a meeting. The former chief secretary had alleged he was assaulted by AAP MLAs.
Apart from Kejriwal and Sisodia, MLAs Amanatullah Khan, Prakash Jarwal, Nitin Tyagi, Rituraj Govind, Sanjeev Jha, Ajay Dutt, Rajesh Rishi, Rajesh Gupta, Madan Lal, Parveen Kumar, and Dinesh Mohaniya were named as accused in the case.