Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan arrested from his Batla House residence, according his close associates.
Mahmood told OKHLATIMES that police arrested him today and we don’t know where they have taken him. Announcements too were made urging residents to turn up in large numbers outside the Jamia Nagar police station to protest, said residents.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted: “Just in – Modi ji arrests one more AAP MLA.”
Several residents claimed to have received SMSs alerts urging them to arrive at the police station for holding peaceful protest over the arrest.
Following which some AAP workers started picketing outside Jamia Nagar police station demanding information where the MLA has been taken. Later on the protest was shifted to Sarita Vihar-Shaheen Bagh road. AAP leader Zia Chaudhary said the road has been blocked.
After the arrest Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (South East) Rajeev Ranjan told reporters: “We have arrested the legislator on Sunday morning as the complainant again informed the police that he was threatening her and also trying to manipulate the evidences. We will produce him in court on Sunday.”
The development came days after a Jasola-based woman file complaint of being threatened at MLA house in Batla House an allegation denied by MLA in a press meet called on Saturday. On July 20, according to IE report, a 35-year-old woman had filed a case against Khan for allegedly threatening her with dire consequences.
Following the complaint a case was 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.
In the complaint the woman claimed that on July 10, she had gone to MLA’s residence in Batla House after a telephonic conversation to complain about poor electricity supply in the area. The complainant said one of MLA’s supporters present there abused her with dire consequences. In a press meet the allegations were rubbished as Khan stated that he was in Meerut on July 9 and 10, while his children were in Kashmir on a holiday when the incident was reported.
At the press meet, the AAP also released a video footage and transcript of a conversation.