Delhi HC grants bail to AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal in Chief Secretary assault case

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 09 March 2018, 01:00 PM
AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal - File Photo
AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal - File Photo

The Delhi High Court on Friday granted bail to AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal, who was arrested for allegedly assaulting Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash during a meeting at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence.

The bail plea of Jarwal was allowed by Justice Mukta Gupta after the legislator's arrest on February 20, a day after the alleged incident.

The court had earlier reserved the bail plea of the AAP MLA and said that it was a very unfortunate situation where the state and the officers feel unsafe and are being threatened by each other.

The bail plea of Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan, who was also arrested in the case on February 21, is pending before the court.
A magisterial court had earlier denied bail to both of them, saying the matter cannot be treated in "a casual and routine manner" while dubbing them as "history-sheeters".

Jarwal had then moved a sessions court and was again denied the relief with the court saying the situation could not be more alarming when lawmakers do not respect the rule of law.

First Published: Friday, March 09, 2018 11:23 AM

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