AAP MLA charged with threatening woman sent to police custody

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi, July 24 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Amanatulla Khan who was earlier today arrested on charges of threatening a woman, was sent to one-day police custody on Sunday. Complainant Vimla Ahuja alleged that the MLA from Okhla threatened her with rape and murder when the former visited his house to complain about electricity problem in her area. Following the incident, Ahuja registerd an FIR under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) Sections 509 and 506 against Khan in the Jamia Nagar Police Station earlier on July 19. In her complaint, she stated that the decision to go his house was made after Khan gave a very casual response to her complaint. She alleged that after not getting appropriate response, a person came out of Khan's house and hurled abusive language against her and also threatened her of rape and murder. The person said that the words uttered are the words of Amanathulla Khan. However, Manohar, lawyer of Khan, refuted the claim and said the charges are baseless. "We completely deny this charge we have neither objective nor motive to kill someone," he told the media here. Ahuja earlier on Friday filed another complaint stating that Khan and few others allegedly tried to run her over near Ashok Park, New Friends Colony. Hence, based on her statement another case was filed under the IPC Section 308 in view of the FIR. On Saturday, she again gave a complaint to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, South-East, after alleging of inaction on part of the police officials. Earlier today, based on her complaint, MLA Khan was briefly interrogated, arrested and produced in the Saket Court complex. The police officials said that further investigation is being carried on based on the FIR and threats received by the complainant. (ANI)