, Mahender Singh Manral
| New Delhi |
Up to date: February 23, 2018 nine:45 am
Contradicting his previous stand, Leader Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s guide, VK Jain, in more than one statements to police has stated he witnessed the attack on Delhi Leader Secretary Anshu Prakash on February 19 all through a gathering in Kejriwal’s place of dwelling and noticed Prakash’s “spectacles fall off”.
Whilst one in every of Jain’s statements was once submitted sooner than a Delhi courtroom Thursday all through the bail listening to of 2 AAP MLAs arrested for the attack on Prakash, he recorded a 2nd remark below Segment 164 of the Code of Prison Process (CrPC) sooner than a Justice of the Peace.
The 2 new statements contradict Jain’s previous stand. In a remark to police on Wednesday he had stated he was once provide on the February 19 assembly however denied witnessing the attack and stated he was once within the “washroom” for a couple of mins.
Further Public Prosecutor Atul Srivastava Thursday advised Metropolitan Justice of the Peace Shefali Barnala Tandon that Jain’s remark was once recorded sooner than police. “In his remark below Segment 161 of the CrPC, Jain stated he left house at round 11.30 pm from Maharani Bagh and reached the CM’s place of dwelling at nighttime.”
In step with the prosecutor, Jain, within the remark, admitted that he noticed Prakash being assaulted after exiting the washroom. “… He noticed two MLAs had surrounded the Leader Secretary and had been assaulting him and that’s when his spectacles fell off,” Srivastava advised the courtroom.
Defence recommend for the 2 AAP MLAs, BS Joon identified the contradictions in Jain’s statements whilst arguing for bail. Throughout the listening to the prosecution filed a contemporary software in search of police custody of the 2 MLAs whilst opposing bail. The courtroom reserved its order on bail for Friday and despatched each MLAs to judicial custody for 14 days. Deoli MLA Prakash Jarwal and Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan had been despatched to judicial custody on Wednesday.
Particular Commissioner of Police and spokesperson Dependra Pathak advised The Indian Specific that police first recorded Jain’s remark below Segment 161 of the CrPC after which a remark below Segment 164 of CrPC sooner than a Justice of the Peace.
It’s learnt Jain, in his 164 CrPC remark, has stated, “Once I got here again, I noticed two MLAs Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal, who had been sitting, had been ‘bodily assaulting’ Delhi Leader Secretary Anshu Prakash and asking why are you no longer operating…They had been pushing him, bodily touching him and had been threatening him after urgent his chin. They had been asking why are you no longer operating. Following this incident, his spectacles fell.”
Police resources stated Jain went to the Civil Traces police station at 10 am on Thursday to document his statements. A retired 1984-batch DANICS and 2001 batch IAS officer, Jain (60 was once appointed as guide cum advisor to Leader Minister Kejriwal in September 2017.
Jain has labored in numerous executive departments and retired as Leader Govt Officer of the Delhi City Safe haven Development Board (DUSIB).