Delhi court upholds acquittal of Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia in chief secretary assault case

A Sessions court dismissed former Delhi chief secretary Anshu Prakash’s plea challenging acquittal of Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, and other AAP MLAs in a 2018 assault case.

Delhi Chief MinisterArvind Kejriwal. (PTI photo)
Delhi Chief MinisterArvind Kejriwal. (PTI photo)

A Delhi Sessions court upheld a magistrate court’s decision acquitting Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, deputy CM Manish Sisodia and nine other Aam Aadmi Party leaders in connection with a 2018 case related to the assault on Delhi's then Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash.

Judge Geetanjali Goel dismissed Anshu Prakash's petition while upholding the magistrate court's order to acquit all of them.

Anshu Prakash had alleged assault by some AAP MLAs in the presence of Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia at the chief minister's residence in February 2018.

In August 2021, a magistrate court had acquitted 11 Aam Aadmi Party MLAs, including Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, of the charges. Anshu Prakash had challenged the magistrate court’s decision in the Sessions court.

On Wednesday, June 8, the Rouse Avenue court upheld the magistrate court’s judgement.