Okhla AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan arrested on charges of threatening woman with rape, murder.
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Okhla AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan arrested on charges of threatening woman with rape, murder. Was arrested unconsciously on sunday.

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.

AAP's Delhi MLA Amanatullah Khan arrested on charges of threatening woman with rape, murder
Several AAP members, including Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, allege that the charges against Khan are trumped up, and that the BJP is behind the episode.

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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.

AAP's Delhi MLA Amanatullah Khan arrested on charges of threatening woman with rape, murder
The woman filed an FIR about the incident on July 9. Police officers said the woman had recorded her statement under section 164 of CrPC, after which the FIR was registered. She also gave the police commissioner a written complaint on July 10.
Khan claimed that the woman had made a “false” statement before the magistrate that he had tried to crush her with his car. The MLA said he was out of Delhi and in Meerut on July 9 and 10. He alleged that the BJP had a role in the whole episode. AAP’s Delhi unit secretary Saurabh Bharadwaj also claimed that this was yet another case of the Centre using the police against his party’s MLAs.
AAP's Delhi MLA Amanatullah Khan arrested on charges of threatening woman with rape, murder

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.

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