HC grants bail to AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan in chief secretary assault case

Updated On : 2018-03-12 12:04:40
HC grants bail to AAP MLA in chief secy assault case
HC grants bail to AAP MLA in chief secy assault case
New Delhi:

The Delhi High Court on Monday granted bail to AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan in the Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash assault case.

Justice Mukta Gupta granted relief to the Okhla MLA, who was arrested on February 21, with certain conditions as imposed on AAP legislator Prakash Jarwal earlier.

"The petitioner (Khan) has served an incarceration of more than 20 days and no further custodial interrogation is required. So the petitioner is released on bail," the court said.

During the hearing, the Delhi Police counsel submitted a status report stating that Khan was named in 12 criminal cases, out of which he has been discharged in three cases.

The court had on March 9 granted bail to AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal in the chief secretary assault case with a warning that any such illegal activity in future would lead to the cancellation of his bail.

Deoli legislator Jarwal was arrested on February 20 for allegedly assaulting the chief secretary during a meeting at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence on the midnight of February 19.

A magisterial court had earlier denied bail to the two legislators, saying the matter cannot be treated in "a casual and routine manner" while dubbing them as "history-sheeters". 

First Published : Monday, March 12, 2018 11:44 AM
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