Thursday, Aug 11, 2022

Anshu Prakash ‘Assault’ Case: Delhi Police Say CCTV Footage Tampered With, AAP Govt Mulls Live Streaming Of Meetings

The police said there was the timestamp on the clip did not match the sequence of events

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In a new twist in the alleged assault of Delhi chief secretary Anshu Prakash, the police on Monday told a court that the CCTV footage that they obtained from chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence has been tampered with. Now, the police will be sending the recorded footage to the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) to examine it.
They added that there was the timestamp on the clip did not match the sequence of events, reported news agency ANI.
"The meeting was not held in the camp office but in drawing room of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence. The CCTV timings are different and that it's tampered," additional deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Harendra Singh told the media in New Delhi.
Prakash was allegedly assaulted by AAP MLAs and others during a meeting at Kejriwal's residence on February 19.
Meanwhile, PTI reported the Delhi government is considering live-streaming all official meetings following the alleged assault on Prakash.
A senior government official said that as per a plan, live feed of meetings with audio output will be available on a website. If the plan is passed, funds will be allocated for it in the upcoming budget, he said.
"Through live streaming of official meetings, people will be able to know who spoke what in the meeting, be it the elected representative or officials," the official said.
There is also a plan to put all file movement and notings online, he said.
Following this incident, secretary of indian civil and administration services (IAS) Manisha Saxena conducted a meeting on Friday with the minister of state home affairs Hans Raj Ahir and union minister Jitendra Singh. She had also demanded the Delhi government to provide security to the officers and guarantee them protection from any further instances of violence or misconduct.
As of now, the AAP MLAs have been sent to 16-day judicial custody by a Delhi Court. Earlier the ministry of home affairs (MHA) had sought a report from Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal regarding the matter.