Bruises, swelling on Delhi Chief Secretary's face, says medical report

images (3)According to Delhi’s Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash’s medical examination report, there was “tenderness and mild swelling” behind both ears, a bruise over the lower lip and swelling over the on the right side of the jaw and the police are treating it as an important piece of evidence.

Delhi’s chief secretary Anshu Prakash was allegedly assaulted by two ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence on February 19.

His medical examination was conducted on the night of February 20. The medico-legal case (MLC) report which was prepared Aruna Asaf Ali Hospital’s doctors, observed that Prakash had complained of painful movement of the neck, pain behind both his ears and below his right eye.

The Delhi Chief Secretary met Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and registered a complaint against the MLAs, Ajay Dutt and Prakash Jharwal.

Based on the FIR registered against MLA Amanatullah Khan and other unnamed legislators, the police have arrested two MLAs, Khan and Prakash Jarwal.

“These two MLAs were the ones who allegedly hit the chief secretary,” said Dependra Pathak, Delhi Police’s chief spokesperson.

According to Police investigators, MLC report is an important evidence in this case. MLC reports were always an “important piece of evidence because it is scientific,” said Pathak.

However, the Chief Minister’s office has denied the accusation in a statement that says, “Delhi CM office strongly denies allegations by the Chief Secretary. There was no incident of assault or attempted assault by any AAP MLAs.”

The party has also questioned the over 20-hour delay in the medical check-up.