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AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan arrested for threatening woman, Kejriwal attacks Modi

Another Aam Aadmi Party MLA found himself in police net today. Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan was arrested by police on Tuesday on charges of allegedly threatening a woman with dire consequences. A 35-year-old woman filed

India TV Politics Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: July 24, 2016 12:54 IST ]
Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan
Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan

Another Aam Aadmi Party MLA found himself in police net today. Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan was arrested by police on Tuesday on charges of allegedly threatening a woman with dire consequences.

A 35-year-old woman filed a case against Amanatullah Khan last week for allegedly threatening her.

AAP chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his lawmaker's arrest. Soon after Khan was taken into custody by police, Kejriwal tweeted: "Just in - Modi ji arrests one more AAP MLA."

 Kejriwal's party had yesterday released a sting operation video and alleged that complainant was acting on the directions of police and the BJP.

"We received a complaint from the woman accusing AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan for threatening her with dire consequences after she went to meet him and register her complaint about poor electricity supply in her area," a police officer told IANS.

A case has been registered against the legislator under Sections 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at the Jamia Nagar police station in south Delhi, the officer said.

The alleged incident took place on July 10, when the complainant went to the residence of the AAP MLA in South Delhi's Batla House locality after a telephonic conversation with him to complain about poor electricity supply in the area. One of the legislators's supporters present there allegedly abused the woman and threatened her with dire consequences, she said.

The complainant alleged that the supporter said he was abusing her on the "orders of Khan".

The AAP released video footage and a transcript of a conversation purportedly involving the complainant, where she is heard saying that ‘the SHO of Jamia Nagar police station asked her to add allegations of threats — on raping and killing her — in the FIR’.

Mr Khan represents Okhla constituency in Delhi assembly.

This is the fourth complaint against an AAP MLA in the last one month.

Earlier, in June, AAP MLA Dinesh Mohaniya, from Sangam Vihar in south Delhi, was booked in a sexual harassment case. Another party MLA Prakash Jarwal was also booked for sexual harassment and molestation. Mr Jarwal represents Deoli constituency of south Delhi.

Last week, Delhi Police also registered a case against AAP's Malviya Nagar legislator Somnath Bharti for allegedly instigating some of his supporters to misbehave with a woman.

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