Delhi court sends AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan from Okhla to one-day police custody

Police, in their plea for extension of custody, alleged that Khan was “not cooperating” with the probe.

By: Express News Service | Amitabh Sinha & D K Singhnew Delhi | Published: July 26, 2016 4:10 am
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AAP MLA from Okhla Amanatullah Khan, who was arrested for allegedly threatening a woman after she visited his house to raise the issue of power cuts, was sent to a day’s police custody by a Delhi court Monday.

Metropolitan Magistrate Sheetal Chaudhary Pradhan said, “In view of the submission made by the parties and considering that offence under Section 308 of IPC (attempt to commit culpable homicide) is alleged, I am of the view that the accused be remanded in police custody for one day with directions to cooperate with the probe.”

Police, in their plea for extension of custody, alleged that Khan was “not cooperating” with the probe. Opposing the plea, senior advocate H S Phoolka said bailable offences were alleged initially in the FIR and Section 308 was invoked later on the basis of the complainant’s statement.

Meanwhile, Khan’s wife Shafia filed a complaint against the SHO of Jamia Nagar police station and the ACP of the area, alleging that they “barged into” her bedroom on Sunday morning when police came to arrest her husband. “I keep purdah. Police barged into my room even though I was without a dupatta. When I told the ACP to leave the room, he used abusive language and pushed me,” claimed Shafia.

JCP R P Upadhyay, however, said he was not aware of any such complaint. “If police receive a complaint, we will conduct an inquiry into the matter,” he said.

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