In a big embarrassment for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), its Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan was on Wednesday arrested in connection with a f sexual harassment case. He was later sent to one day judicial custody.
Khan and his brother are accused of sexually harassing his sister-in-law. An FIR was launched against them under
“We arrested Khan today (Wednesday). We had called him for questioning after his brother-in-law’s wife filed a complaint,” a senior police officer said.
After his arrest, Khan took to Twitter and wrote: “Came here at (the) DCP office Sarita Vihar for general discussion. But they arrested me.”
The complainant accused Khan of pressurising her to establish physical relations. Khan has denied the allegation, saying he had “no connection with the woman at all”.
The AAP leader was booked under Sections 354 (assault or criminal force on woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), 506 (criminal intimidation), 498-A (relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) and criminal conspiracy, police said.
Khan had gone to the Jamia Nagar police station on Sunday to surrender, but police refused to arrest him.
(With inputs from agencies)