AAP MLA charged with threatening woman, sent to police custody

New Delhi, July 25 : A Delhi court on Monday sent Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Amanatullah Khan to one-day police custody for allegedly threatening a woman.

Complainant Vimal Ahuja had charged Khan with rape and attempt to murder. Following the incident, a case was registered under Sections 509 (Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against Khan at the Jamia Nagar Police Station on July 19.

In her complaint, Ahuja stated that the decision to go his house was made after Khan gave a very casual response to her complaint.

She alleged that after not getting appropriate response, a person came out of Khan's house and hurled abusive at her and also threatened her of rape and murder.

The person said that the words uttered are the words of Khan's. However, Manohar, lawyer of Khan, refuted the charges as 'baseless'. Ahuja had on Friday filed another complaint stating that Khan and few others allegedly tried to run her over near Ashok Park, New Friends Colony.

Based on her statement, another case was registered under the IPC Section 308 in view of the FIR. On Saturday, she again filed a complaint with the Deputy Commissioner of Police, South-East, alleging of inaction on part of police officials.

Based on her complaint, MLA Khan was yesterday briefly interrogated, arrested and produced in the Saket Court, which sent him to one-day police custody.