Published On : Wed, Sep 21st, 2016

AAP MLA held for sexual harassment blames Centre

AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan

New Delhi/Nagpur: In yet another arrest of an AAP MLA, Amanatullah Khan was today held in connection with a sexual harassment case filed against him by his sister-in-law, the second time the legislator has faced action by Delhi Police in three months.

Earlier on September 18, the Okhala MLA, who is out on bail in another case of molestation and criminal intimidation, had gone to the Jamia Nagar Police station and asked the police to arrest him but they refused.

“Khan was called to join investigation at the office of DCP(Southeast) and he was arrested on charges of sexual harassment and criminal intimidation around 2.10 PM today,” said RP Upadhyay, joint commissioner of police, southeastern range. Khan claimed that he was called for a “general discussion” at the DCP office but was arrested.

“Came here at @DCP OFFICE sarita Vihar for general discussion.but they arrested me #Delhi Police (sic),” he tweeted. After arrest, Khan was taken to a Saket court. The Okhla MLA had alleged that he was “being framed by the police” which is “under pressure” to arrest him.

On a complaint by Khan’s sister-in-law, a case under IPC sections 354A (sexual harassment), 506 (criminal intimidation), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 498A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) was registered at the Jamia Nagar police station against him and the woman’s husband. This is the second time in three months that Khan has been arrested by the Delhi Police on complaints by women.