After police lodged an FIR against Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan and his supporters on Wednesday for allegedly assaulting a person in Shaheen Bagh, fresh trouble is brewing for the MLA, who has been arrested and then released twice on charges of alleged sexual assault that Khan has vehemently denied.
The complainant Syed Taseer Ahmad in the FIR has accused the MLA and his supporters (50 men) of attacking him around 9.30 pm on October 16 near Hamza Square leading to injuries on his back, head, neck and face.
Following which the case was registered under Sections 506(criminal intimidation), 341(wrongful restraint), 325(causing hurt), 34 (criminal act done by several persons with common intention) at Jamia Nagar police station last night, he said.
OKHLATIMES.COM was the first to report this incident.
“A case has been registered on a complaint against Amantullah Khan and his men on a complaint by a resident of Shaheen Bagh in Okhla. Investigation is underway,” said a senior south east Delhi police officer.
Efforts are being made to ascertain whether Amanatullah was present on the spot as the complainant has claimed to have been assaulted by him and his men, reported PTI.
However, the MLA has denied all the allegations. He told OKHLATIMES.COM that he was not on the spot and has no idea whether the fight ever took place. “At the time of the alleged assault I was not there instead I was at Pocket 9 A in Jasola. I cannot be at two places at the same time. Police knows that I was not in the crowd that allegedly attacked the complaint but they still filed the FIR under pressure,” he said as reported by PTI.
Eyewitnesses had reported that the complainant, an activist, was beaten up for allegedly raising voice against the holding of Mushaira in the locality that has witnessed several dengue deaths. AIMIM members had organised a protest outside Jamia Millia Islamia where the Mushaira was held.
Despite the protest, a large number of residents did turn up at the Mushaira.
The AIMIM members and activists had demanded Rs 1 crore to the kin of the family who died due to dengue. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who was expected to turn up, did not arrive and hence the peaceful protest was called off.
The development has come just a few days after the MLA was questioned by the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) on October 14 for about three hours in connection with a recruitment scam in Delhi Waqf Board that the MLA has denied.
Earlier, in July, Tasser, who once was a close associate of the MLA during the election, had filed a complaint against the MLA and his men of attacking him and other persons during a protest against civic woes in the area and a NCR (non cognizable report) was registered by police.
“The MLA is against me since I opposed him and his activities. I had also lodged complaints against him with police previously since he threatened to kill me,” said Taseer.