AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan gets bail

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) A Delhi court on Thursday granted bail to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Amanatullah Khan, arrested on charges of threatening a woman, and directed him not to create any law and order problem in his area.

Additional Sessions Judge Raj Kumar Tripathi granted bail to Khan and asked him to furnish a personal bond of Rs 50,000 and a surety of like amount.

“Accused (Khan) is directed not to create any law and order problem in the area and further directed not to incite his supporters to indulge in any criminal offence,” the court said.

The court said that Khan is a sitting MLA who has deep roots in the society and there is no possibility of his absconding or fleeing from justice or not facing trial in the case.

The court direction came after the Delhi Police apprised it that Khan while being arrested in Jamia Nagar told his supporters to announce from the mosque about his arrest. The police added that it created chaos in the area.

The court directed him not to threaten or contact the complainant directly or indirectly.

It also directed Khan not to influence witnesses in the case and to join investigation whenever required.

A 35-year-old woman had filed a complaint against Khan on July 20 alleging that he threatened her with dire consequences.

A case was registered against the legislator for attempt to commit culpable homicide, criminal intimidation and insulting the modesty of a woman at the Jamia Nagar police station in south Delhi.

A day before the police arrested Khan on Sunday, he filed a counter case that he was not even in Delhi when he was alleged to have threatened the woman.

The AAP released a secretly shot video of the woman, in which she is heard saying that the Station House Officer told her to level rape charges against Khan.

The court observed that the complainant was provided adequate protection by the police, thus there is no possibility of tampering with the prosecution evidence or influencing the witnesses.

It also noted that the accused is not required for any purpose of investigation in the matter and no purpose will be served by keeping him in custody in this case.



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