NEW DELHI: Delhi police on Sunday arrested Aam Aadmi Party MLA Amanatullah Khan on charges of threatening a woman+ with rape and murder.
Police said Khan is also accused of attempting to run over the woman with his car.
The woman alleged that Khan instructed a young man to threaten her with rape and murder for ‘politicising” the issue of power cuts in the capital.
Following the arrest on Sunday, the AAP MLA’s supporters gathered outside the Jamia Nagar police station to protest Amanatullah’s arrest.
Last week, a woman alleged that on July 9, when she went to Khan’s residence to discuss power cuts, a young man made the threat after he was instructed to do so by Khan. She added that while the MLA didn’t meet her. While she was leaving Khan’s residence, the young man came out of the house and threatened that she would be killed if she didn’t stop politicizing the issue of power cuts.
At a press conference on Saturday, AAP played a video in which the woman is purportedly involved in a conversation with a person during which she is heard saying that the SHO of the Jamia Nagar police station asked her to add allegations of the rape and murder threat to the FIR.