New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party legislator Naresh Balyan was on Sunday booked on charges of brawling with a Residential Welfare Association (RWA) office-bearer, Delhi Police said.
The RWA office-bearer was also booked in a case following a cross-complaint.
Police said the incident occured around 2 p.m. when M.B George, Vice-President of K-2 Block RWA in Uttam Nagar locality, was holding a meeting with other RWA office-bearers regarding arrangements for the coming Dussehra festival.
Balyan is a legislator from Uttam Nagar in west Delhi.
Police said that after he was not invited to the RWA meeting, an angry Balyan, along with his associate Mahendra Fauji, indulged in a verbal duel with George, which later turned into a scuffle. George subsequently lodged a complaint with the Uttam Nagar police station.
Fauji too gave a cross-complaint that he had called Balyan to inaugurate a drain in the block, where George fought with the AAP leader over the issue of inauguration.
“We have registered a case of brawl on the basis of complaints from both sides. We have registered a case under Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (wrongful restraint) and 451 (house-trespass in order to commit offence) on George’s complaint against Naresh Balyan.
“We have also registered a case against George on Fauji’s complaint at the Uttam Nagar police station,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Vijay Kumar said.
“We have recorded their statements and are investigating. No one was injured in the clash,” Kumar added.