New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A 35-year-old woman has filed a case against AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan for allegedly threatening her with dire consequences, police said on Wednesday.
“We received a complaint from the woman accusing AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan for threatening her with dire consequences after she went to meet him and register her complaint about poor electricity supply in her area,” a police officer told IANS.
A case has been registered against the legislator under Sections 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at the Jamia Nagar police station in south Delhi, the officer said.
The alleged incident took place on July 10, when the complainant went to the residence of the AAP MLA in South Delhi’s Batla House locality after a telephonic conversation with him to complain about poor electricity supply in the area. One of the legislators’s supporters present there allegedly abused the woman and threatened her with dire consequences, she said.
The complainant alleged that the supporter said he was abusing her on the “orders of Khan”.
Khan represents Okhla constituency in Delhi assembly.
A senior police officer said they are probing the matter.
This is the fourth complaint against an AAP MLA in the last one month.
Earlier, in June, AAP MLA Dinesh Mohaniya, from Sangam Vihar in south Delhi, was booked in a sexual harassment case. Another party MLA Prakash Jarwal was also booked for sexual harassment and molestation. Jarwal represents Deoli constituency of south Delhi.
On Wednesday, Delhi Police also registered a case against AAP’s Malviya Nagar legislator Somnath Bharti for allegedly instigating some of his supporters to misbehave with a woman.