Delhi Chief Secy Assault Case: Police say CCTV footage tampered with, AAP Govt mulls live streaming of all party meetings

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 26 February 2018, 02:51 PM
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal - File photo
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal - File photo

The Delhi Police told a court on Monday the CCTV footage they obtained from chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence in connection with an alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash appeared to be tampered with, adding that there was the timestamp on the clip did not match the sequence of events.

Additional DCP Harendra Singh told the court that the meeting between Anshu Prakash, Arvind Kejriwal and a few Aam Aadmi Party MLAs was held in the living room of the CM’s residence. He said the CCTV footage would be studied by the Forensic Science Laboratory, news agency ANI reported.

The Delhi government is planning to live stream all official meetings following the alleged assault by AAP MLAs on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash at the CM Arvind Kejriwal's residence last week.

Prakash was allegedly assaulted by AAP MLAs and others during a meeting at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence on February 19. A senior government official said that as per a plan, live feed of meetings with audio output will be available on a website.

If the plan is passed, funds will be allocated for it in the upcoming budget, he said. "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," the official said.

There is also a plan to put all file movement and noting online, he said.

"Plan is also to put all file movement and file notings online for people to see who was working on a file for how long, who cleared it and who wrote what on a particular file, be it the elected government or officers," the official said.

In the past, the AAP government had alleged that some officers created hurdles in the works of city administrations. Since the alleged attack on the chief secretary,  officers have not been attending meetings of the chief minister and his cabinet colleagues, demanding that Kejriwal apologize for the incident.

First Published: Monday, February 26, 2018 01:13 PM
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