The Delhi Police, probing the alleged assault case of Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by two Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs, on Monday claimed that the CCTV footage obtained from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence has discrepancies and that a forensic test will reveal whether the camera footage has been tampered with. He, along with fellow AAP leader Ashish Khetan, met Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik on Monday to demand action on State Minister Imran Hussain's complaint that he was assaulted by staff of the Delhi Secretariat.
"We want a written apology from the Chief Minister".
"Through live streaming of official meetings, people will be able to know who spoke what in the meeting, be it the elected representative or officials", he was reported as saying on the condition of anonymity.
The official said that they were also planning to make details of file notings and file movements available in the public domain.
Government officers, including those from IAS and DANICS, said they will continue to communicate with Ministers only in writing until Kejriwal and Sisodia give a public apology over the alleged incident at the Chief Minister's residence on the intervening night of February 19 and 20. Addressing a IAS Joint Forum here, Pooja Joshi stated that they would continue with the protest sporting black bands protesting the same. "With difficulty I was able to leave the room and get into my official auto and leave chief minister's residence", he said.
The forum also rejected the mediation of Social Welfare Minister Rajender Pal Gautam to find a solution to the crisis between the AAP dispensation and the bureaucracy. Currently, files can be accessed only in an intranet of the government. A Delhi court has asked the police to prove that tampering was done with the CCTV footage recovered rom the official residence of the Delhi Chief Minister. It is factually wrong and irresponsible. The police said they were examining the related hard disc.
The police team on Friday searched Kejriwal's residence in north Delhi's Civil Lines to look for "scientific evidence" in the case of alleged assault on Prakash.