Ahmedabad: The Gujarat IAS Officers’ Association on Wednesday issued a letter showing solidarity with Delhi chief secretary Anshu Prakash, who has accused Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators Prakash Jarwal and Amanatullah Khan of assaulting him at Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence on Monday.

“We believe that this attack on the executive head of the government is an assault on the administration, and needs to be dealt with very seriously by the police. Bureaucracy works anonymously, tirelessly, and within the framework of the constitution. Such incidents are bound to affect the morale of the officers and their delivery in the future. We demand that urgent legal steps should be taken against those responsible for this incident and adequate steps be taken so that such incidents never occur in future,” said the letter, which was signed by Arvind Agarwal, president of the Gujarat IAS Officers’ Association, and honorary secretary Hareet Shukla.

Khan and Jarwal have both been arrested by the Delhi police. The Delhi metropolitan magistrate’s court is expected to hear their bail plea on Wednesday evening, the PTI news agency reported. The court had earlier rejected the police’s plea seeking two-day custodial interrogation of the AAP legislators.

The AAP is denying the allegations.