Court sends 2 AAP MLAs booked for assault on Delhi chief secretary to 14-days judicial custody

A district court in Delhi today sent Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal, arrested for allegedly assaulting Delhi chief secretary, to Tihar Jail for 14 days in judicial custody while reserving its order on their bail pleas for tomorrow.

The two MLAs on the expiry of their one-day judicial custody were produced before Metropolitan Magistrate Shefali Barnala Tondon who heard their bail applications.

The court had yesterday rejected the demand of the police to interrogate them in its custody and kept the bail matter for today as the prosecution wanted to place some documents before it.

The court had yesterday termed the alleged assault on the chief secretary Anshu Prakash as a "highly sensitive" case.

The magistrate had, however, refused the plea of the Delhi Police to quiz them in custody for two days, saying the legislators were ready to cooperate in the investigation and no case related property was to be recovered from them.

The two MLAs were arrested for alleged assault on Prakash during a meeting at chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence on the midnight of 19 February.

While Jarwal, an MLA from Deoli, was arrested on Tuesday night, Khan was taken into custody yesterday afternoon.