Delhi High Court demands sealed report on probe into attack on Arvind Kejriwal’s residence

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The Delhi High Court has requested a status report, under seal, on the ongoing investigation into the incident of attack and vandalism at the official residence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on March 30, reported Live Act.

The Division Bench of Acting Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Navin Chawla were told that the Delhi Police are responsible for maintaining the security of the CM, after which the court demanded a sealed report.

Earlier, the Aam Aadmi party petitioned the Delhi High Court to request a special inquiry into the vandalism case outside the residence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, ANI news agency reported.

AAP MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj has approached the High Court to request the establishment of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to undertake an independent criminal investigation into the incident.

The case was registered under ICC Articles 186 (obstruction of a public official), 188 (disobedience to an order duly issued by a public official), 353 (criminal assault or violence to deter a official to carry out his duties) and 332 (intentionally injured to deter an official from doing his duty), Deputy Police Commissioner (North) Sagar Singh Kalsi said.

He said section 3 of the Public Property Damage Prevention Act was also invoked.

Previously, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal accused the BJP of attacking his house. he said, “They came to my house, scaled the walls.” My elderly parents were there. We weren’t there at home. Does anyone have the right to do this in your house?

Manish Sisodia had also alleged that BJP youth wing activists damaged CCTV cameras as well as security barricades at the Chief Minister’s residence in the presence of members of the Delhi Police. They would have thrown paint on the main gate of the residence.

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Posted: Monday, April 25, 2022, 4:01 PM IST

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