July 24, 2016 4:44:35 am
Days after a woman alleged that AAP MLA from Okhla Amanatullah Khan “misbehaved” with her, the party trained its guns on Delhi Police and alleged that the complainant was ‘pressurised’ to record a false statement.
The AAP released video footage and a transcript of a conversation purportedly involving the complainant, where she is heard saying that ‘the SHO of Jamia Nagar police station asked her to add allegations of threats — on raping and killing her — in the FIR’.
On July 19, an FIR was registered against a youth under sections 506 and 509 of IPC on a complaint filed by a resident of Jasola. The FIR also stated that on July 9, the complainant had gone to Khan’s house to complain about power outages in the area when the 22-year-old youth, who works with Khan, allegedly threatened to rape and kill her.
Khan stated that he was in Meerut on July 9 and 10, while his children were in Kashmir on a holiday when the incident was reported.
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“The video clearly shows her saying that police asked her to file the complaint. The allegations of rape have also been added at the behest of police, as an FIR would not have been possible otherwise. There is another discrepancy. When she first lodged a complaint with the police commissioner on July 11, she said she had called me and I threatened her. She also said she has been an AAP worker for the past four years. However on July 19, she said she had come to my residence, where she was allegedly threatened by a youth, and claims to be a social worker,” Khan told reporters.
Citing Khan’s example, the party said other MLAs were also ‘targeted’ similarly by Delhi Police. “Instead of worrying about the security of the common man, police are busy framing AAP MLAs in false cases. Instructions are being given directly by the Union Home Ministry and the Prime Minister’s Office to police to target AAP leaders. One after the other, MLAs are being targeted to avenge the BJP’s defeat in the assembly elections,” alleged Dilip Pandey, AAP Delhi unit convenor.
Delhi Police PRO Rajan Bhagat said, “We are investigating the case as per the complainant’s statement recorded before the magistrate under Section 164 of CrPC. We don’t want to comment on the allegations levelled by AAP.”
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