In a huge relief to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Delhi High Court on Thursday granted bail to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and 11 AAP MLAs, who were accused in an alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash on the night of February 19 at the chief minister’s Civil Lines residence.
Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia were booked under various sections of the IPC, including sections 120B (Punishment of criminal conspiracy) and 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of duty).
The court granted bail to all the accused on a personal bond of Rs 50,000 except Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal. Notably, Khan and Jarwal were earlier granted bail by the Delhi High Court in the case.
The bail was granted after they appeared before the court in accordance with the summons issued to them.
Next hearing on the matter will take place on December 7.