Kejriwal assures safety of IAS officers, asks them to resume work

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal assured the IAS officers that he would ensure their safety saying they were part of his family, and sought to break the four-month-long impasse between the AAP dispensation and the officers over an alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash.

The statement came hours after the IAS officers' association expressed concern over the safety of officers, asking the AAP government not to "use bureaucrats for political gains".

Sharing his statement on Twitter, Kejriwal said: "I am told that IAS Officers Association has expressed concerns about their safety in a press conference on Sunday. I wish to assure them that I will ensure their safety and security with all powers and resources available at my command. It is my duty."

Kejriwal, accompanied by his deputy Manish Sisodia and ministers Satyendar Jain and Gopal Rai, have stayed put at the Lieutenant Governor's office since Monday, demanding that L-G Anil Baijal should direct the IAS officers to end their "strike".

(Agencies)