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Delhi: AAP MLA Mahinder Yadav gets bail in rioting, assault case

According to the police, Yadav had led a violent protest on the evening of January 28 in Nihal Vihar area in West Delhi following sexual assault on a three-year-old girl.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: January 30, 2016 3:10 pm

AAP MLA Mahinder Yadav, who was arrested for allegedly rioting and assaulting a public servant during a protest here seeking action against an alleged sexual offender, was today granted bail by a Delhi court.

Metropolitan Magistrate Harvinder Singh, who had sent Yadav to police custody for a day on Friday, released the legislator on bail on furnishing of a personal bond of Rs 20,000 and a surety of the like amount.

The legislator from Vikaspuri in West Delhi, along with four others, was arrested on Friday by the police.

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The court on Friday had granted bail to four other accused – Rupesh Katyani, Devender Kumar, Roshan Kumar and Shailesh Kumar – who were also arrested in the case.

Advocate Kapil Sharma and Sanjeev Kumar, who appeared for Katyani, had said the four were released on furnishing of a personal bond of Rs 20,000 each and a surety of like amount.

According to the police, Yadav had led a violent protest on the evening of January 28 in Nihal Vihar area in West Delhi following sexual assault on a three-year-old girl. A mob had attacked public vehicles and tried to set one of them on fire.

The protesters had demanded immediate arrest of the 38-year-old accused alleging that the police was not pursuing the case promptly, though Joint Commissioner of Police (Southwest) Dependra Pathak had claimed that the alleged culprit was arrested much before the protest.

Yadav is the sixth AAP legislator to be arrested since the Arvind Kejriwal government came to power in Delhi.

Earlier, Akhilesh Tripathi, Somnath Bharti, Commando Surinder Singh, Manoj Kumar and former law minister Jitender Singh Tomar were arrested on various charges.

“A case was registered on the night of January 28 and the MLA was arrested on charges of rioting, arson, assault on public servant, wrongful restraint and damage to public property,” the police had said.

It had said the protesters even manhandled a police team which had tried to pacify the agitators.

Reacting to Yadav’s arrest, AAP’s Delhi Convener Dilip Pandey had tweeted, “Delhi Police busy again arresting AAP MLA instead of ensuring Delhi women safety despite multiple warnings from courts.”

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    IML sood
    Jan 30, 2016 at 11:05 am
    This should not have happened as he was in proper place and some more such Aaptard were to follow him there to form a full nautanki team for the entertainment of insiders who do not have much fun.
      Jan 30, 2016 at 4:39 pm
      Unfortunately for you there is still rule of law .
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        Dinesh Singh
        Jan 30, 2016 at 1:38 pm
        Delhi police is so expert in arresting AAP MLAs. Even though they are unable to control any crime in Delhi. 3 year 4 year and 6 year girls are being raped and Delhi police is unable to control but when it comes to arresting AAP MLAS they are so efficient. Bravo. And BTW bhakts commenting should be ashamed of Modi that under his nose toddlers are raped regularly and Modi who controls Delhi police is enjoying. Bhakts are shamelessly and soul lessly applauding Modi. They will feel the pain when some day their families will suffer then they will not be able to criticize AAP.
        1. Satish Satish
          Feb 1, 2016 at 12:46 pm
          Aap is a Group of antisocial elements whose head is nautankibaj Kejriwal . Kejriwal himself said that he is kinda a wall Between the center and his cabinet . Rather , he should have said he is a kind of wall between the law enforcement agency and his goonda MLAs . politics has become so dirty with this dirty man that I fear in couple of year we will se a comple gundaraj . Till now we were facing only a corrupt Congress and more or less corrupt BJP but are we ready for another kind of politics called gundaraj ? People must come together to dwarf the size of all such politician
          1. Sheik Mohamed
            Jan 30, 2016 at 1:24 pm
            It is strange to hear this news. The Police instead of arresting the accused in this case on priority preferred to arrest those who protest for late initiation action by Delhi Police. Nowadays the Police are acting like agents of ruling saffronised party in Delhi, who are least bother about the safety of Delhi People, particularly of women who are afraid to step out after the sun set in Delhi.
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