The AAP cried foul and lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the arrest.
In yet another blow to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Delhi Police have arrested its MLA from Okhla Amanatullah Khan, after a woman alleged that he threatened her with rape and murder when she visited his residence with a complaint about issue of power cuts a few days ago.
Khan is the party’s 10 legislator to be arrested after the AAP came to power. He was first detained for questioning and then arrested, a day after he alleged in a press conference that the woman was “pressurised” by police into giving a false statement against him.
The AAP cried foul and lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the arrest saying that he was scared of its “rising graph” while Delhi Chief MinisterArvind Kejriwal accused him of sending “Delhiities to jail in false cases”.
Meanwhile another AAP MLA Naresh Yadav was arrested from Delhi by Punjab Police in the Malerkotla Quran sacrilege case of June 24.
“Amanatullah was not even allowed to wear slippers and all the CCTV cameras were turned towards ceiling by the police,” claimed AAP leader Ashutosh.
KHAN HAD ALLEGEDLY THREATENED WOMAN
According to police, the arrest came after a woman on July 22 recorded her statement before the magistrate. “The complainant had alleged that while returning from the legislators residence, a vehicle tried to mow her down and Amanatullah was sitting in it,” said Joint Commission of Police, Southeast Range, R P Upadhyay.
Prior to that, she had on July 19 filed a complaint with the police alleging that a youth had given her a life threat at the AAP MLA’s Jamia Nagar residence. An FIR was subsequently registered in this regard.
“After her statement to the magistrate, Section 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide) was added to the FIR. It is a nonbailable charge and we have arrested Khan,” Upadhyay said.
The woman, a resident of Jasola, had last week in a police complaint said she had telephoned Khan on July 10 and later went to his Batla House residence to raise the issue of power cuts with him.
She claimed the MLA did not meet her and while she was returning, a youth came out of the house, abused her and threatened that she would be killed if she did not stop politicising the matter.
Later, the FIR was registered against an unidentified youth under sections 506 and 509 of IPC at Jamia Nagar police station.
Amanatullah had, however, said he did not even know if the woman came to his residence.
KHAN’S SUPPORTERS BLOCK TRAFFIC
AAP MLA Amanullah Khan’s supporters blocked traffic following his arrest. After AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan was arrested on charges of molestation, his supporters protested outside the police station and blocked the traffic.
Commuters were stranded because of the protests and they claimed that AAP workers also blocked an ambulance in the traffic. A woman can be seen in a video appealing protestors to clear the traffic but on contrary protestors can be heard saying it against arrest of our MLA please have some sympathy for him.