Okhla AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan gets bail. Okhla AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan who had moved sessions court for bail today has been granted bail, according to highly reliable sources. In Okhla there is jubilation among AAP workers.
Saeed Ahmad, Okhla AAP media cell in-charge, confirmed OKHLATIMES about the development.
The MLA was arrested from his house on July 24 from his Batla House residence after a Jasola-based woman had alleged that she was threatened at his house, an allegation that the MLA and the party rubbished. For three days he was in police custody and later on after rejecting his plea the court had sent him to 14-day judicial custody in Tihar Jail.
It was on Wednesday that the MLA’s lawyer had applied for bail plea that was heart today. Since morning several AAP workers had gone to the court in the hope of getting bail. Even some had sat-on indefinite strike on Wednesday after the MLA’s bail plea was rejected for the third time demanding an immediate release of the AAP leader.
The MLA’s arrest had sparked sharp reaction from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other senior AAP leader.
An FIR was subsequently registered in this regard under sections 506 (criminal intimidation) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the IPC. After her statement to the magistrate, Section 308 (Attempt to commit culpable homicide) of IPC was added to the FIR.
However, the MLA had said he did not even know if the woman came to his residence.