Delhi Government Moves To Court Against Leaking Content To Media By Police On Assault Of Anshu Prakash

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New Delhi: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and Dy chief minister Manish Sisodia have moved a court urging it to restrain the Delhi police from “leaking contents of the charge sheet” against them in connection with the alleged assault on chief secretary Anshu Prakash to the media.

Additional chief metropolitan magistrate Samar Vishal took the application, moved by Kejriwal, deputy CM Manish Sisodia and 11 AAP MLAs, on record and sought a response form the Delhi police on it by August 25.

The Delhi police on Monday filed a charge sheet against Kejriwal, Sisodia and 11 legislators of the Aam Aadmi Party — Amanatullah Khan, Prakash Jarwal, Nitin Tyagi, Rituraj Govind, Sanjeev Jha, Ajay Dutt, Rajesh Rishi, Rajesh Gupta, Madan Lal, Parveen Kumar and Dinesh Mohania.

In an application, field by advocate Mohd Irshad, the AAP politicians said that “the investigating agency is selectively leaking the excerpts of the charge sheet to the media malafidely, to assassinate the character of the persons allegedly mentioned in the charge sheet, especially Kejriwal and Sisodia.”

It said that the matter was sub-judice and the probe agency had no power to pass on the contents of the charge sheet to the media before cognisance is taken by the court.

“The act and conduct of the probe agency is an interference in the administration of justice as their only intention is to create hype in the media and to influence the proceedings so that the image of the chief minister and deputy chief minister are adversely affected,” the application said.

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