The advisor to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, V K Jain has put in his papers days after he was questioned by police in connection with the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash.
He cited personal reasons and family commitments as the reason for resignation. “Jain has resigned from the post of advisor to the Delhi chief minister citing personal reasons and family commitment,” said a news agency.
Notably, Jain is a witness in the Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash assault case.
He told the Delhi Police that he saw Aam Aadmi Party MLAs Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal “physically assaulting” Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash.
Jain has submitted his resignation letter to the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) and sent a copy to the lieutenant governor, the source added.
Jain had not been coming to the CMO since the incident and had gone on a week-long medical leave, the sources said.
According to the statement, Jain also saw that the Chief Secretary’s spectacles had fallen to the ground and the Chief Secretary picked them up and left the room. The statement was recorded under Section 161 of the CrPC, which means that it was recorded in front of the police and not a magistrate. Sources told news agency IANS that Jain later recorded his statement in front of a magistrate under section 164 of the CrPC.
The alleged assault on Prakash took place in the presence of Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia.