High Court reserves order on plea of 20 disqualified AAP MLAs


"Therefore, the FIR is a clear afterthought and motivated to falsely implicate the petitioner and others", John was quoted by PTI.

The MLAs had yesterday told the court that EC's order disqualifying them for allegedly holding office-of-profit was passed in complete violation of natural justice as they were not given the opportunity to explain their stand before the poll panel.

In his bail plea, the Deoli legislator pointed out that the sessions court had made a general remark, while denying him bail that he may influence the witness.

"However, she (sessions judge) has failed to consider the fact that the complainant (Prakash) is a powerful bureaucrat and is an extremely influential person himself with access to the highest levels of government and bureaucracy", it said.

However, the party has refuted the allegation and has been maintaining that the Chief Secretary was not assaulted.

Jarwal's bail application had been rejected twice by the Tis Hazari Court, following which the MLA had approached the high court. Both Khan and Jarwal are now in jail as part of the 14-day judicial custody. His colleague Amanatullah Khan was arrested a day later.

Laxmi Nagar MLA Nitin Tyagi and Janakpuri MLA Rajesh Rishi have been asked to join the probe by the Delhi Police, ANI reported.

On the other hand, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia criticised Lieutenant Governor (LG) Anil Baijal for showing "full support" to the IAS Association's "fatwa" (diktat) and "encouraging" them to boycott meetings called by the ministers.

Mr Hussain has lodged a complaint with the police claiming that a day after the alleged assault on the chief secretary, he was mobbed by the officials and staff of Delhi government who raised slogans and prevented him from taking the elevator to his 6th floor office at the Secretariat.