A large number of policemen were seen at the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence in New Delhi on Friday morning.
The police scoured the house for evidence, questioned the staff and took away boxes full of hardware from CCTV cameras. The action was taken after the assault allegations were made by Anshu Prakash.
The police say they went to the Chief Minister’s house after their request for CCTV footage was ignored.
The footage will be examined for clues on what happened on Monday night at a meeting in which Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash was allegedly attacked by two lawmakers of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
“We have visited the scene of crime and seized the hard discs of 21 cameras. Only 14 are working and all of them are running 40-42 minutes late,” said a police officer, adding that whether they had been tampered with would be examined by experts.
Anshu Prakash has alleged that he was slapped and beaten by the lawmakers in Mr Kejriwal’s presence after being called for a meeting at midnight. The chief secretary says he was attacked after being asked to explain why a three-year anniversary campaign of AAP was not being released.
“To investigate two slaps, the police search a Chief Minister’s house. Doesn’t Judge Loya’s murder merit an interrogation?” Mr Kejriwal tweeted, referring to Judge BH Loya, who died of a heart attack in December 2014 at a time he was handling the Sohrabuddin case in which BJP president Amit Shah was an accused.
VK Jain, Chief Minister’s key aide told a court that he had seen AAP lawmakers assault Mr Prakash.