AAP MLA Manoj Kumar Monday appeared before the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) after his wife accused him of domestic violence.
DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal said Kumar’s wife had approached the commission with a complaint against the MLA, following which he was summoned by the commission.
“As a part of the commission’s action in the complaint, summons were issued to him to appear before the commission. The first hearing in the case was held Monday and both parties were heard. The DCW makes no distinction between a common man and a leader. If his wife has come to the commission, we will ensure that she gets justice,” said Maliwal.
The MLA from Kondli, Kumar also faces charges of cheating and land grabbing for which he was arrested in July 2015. He was later released on bail.
He is the second AAP MLA accused of domestic violence after Malviya Nagar MLA Somnath Bharti’s wife filed similar charges against him.
The DCW, then headed by Barkha Singh Shukla from the Congress, had summoned him over allegations of abusing his wife.
Leader of opposition in the Delhi assembly Vijender Gupta alleged that Kumar had asked his wife to leave their home because “she belongs to a poor family”.