AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan booked again on ‘molestation’ charge, this time on kin complaint

AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan said he was innocent and being unfairly targeted.

Written by Abhishek Angad | New Delhi | Published:September 11, 2016 2:49 am
amanatullah khan, aap mla amanatullah khan, aap amanatullah khan, aap jamia nahar mla, india news, aap news, aam aadmi party mla In July, police had arrested AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan on charges of threatening a woman with rape and murder. (Express File Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

Less than two months after he was arrested on charges of molestation levelled against him by a 35-year-old woman, AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan has been booked again on the same charge, this time on a complaint lodged by a relative, said sources.

Khan’s relative lodged the complaint at Jamia Nagar police station Friday and accused him of pressuring her to get into a physical relationship with him, the sources added. The complainant also accused her husband of pressuring her to get “physically intimate” with the MLA, said sources. She levelled dowry allegations against her in-laws too, the sources added.

DCP (southeast) Mandeep Singh Randhawa said Saturday a case was registered against the MLA under sections 354 (molestation), 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) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). “We are investigating the case,” he added.

Khan said he was innocent and being unfairly targeted. In July, police had arrested him on charges of threatening a woman with rape and murder. Police said Khan had allegedly also attempted to run over the woman. A case had been registered then against him under sections 506, 509 of the IPC at Jamia Nagar police station. Four days after Khan was arrested in the case, the Delhi sessions court granted bail to him. The court also rapped the police, who had told the court the complainant was being “pressured to retract her statement”. The court pointed out that the woman, in her complaint, had not said it was Khan who threatened her.