Delhi: Kejriwal's top aide, a 'witness' in chief secretary assault case quits

Elias Hubbard
March 13, 2018

In a setback for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his adviser VK Jain on Tuesday resigned from his post citing personal reasons.

A copy of his resignation letter was submitted to the Delhi Governor as well. VK Jain was appointed to the post in September past year, days following he retired as the CEO of the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB), a board chaired is chaired by Kejriwal. The board is chaired by Kejriwal.

However, Jain had previously said he had not seen anything as he had gone to the washroom at the time of the incident. VK Jain, in his statement, said that CM Kejriwal was present when the assault took place. He said, "When I came back, I saw two MLAs Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal, who were sitting, were "physically assaulting" Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash and asking why are you not working..."

Once a close confidante of Kejriwal, relations between him and the Delhi CM strained after Jain told the Delhi Police that he saw Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal "physically assaulting" Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash.

In solidarity to Prakash, IAS and Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Services (DCS) officers have stopped attending meetings with AAP ministers, only maintaining written communication with them.

The joint forum of the Delhi government employees has demanded action against Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia in connection with the case.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

Discuss This Article