Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan against whom sexual harassment case was registered against him on a complaint by his sister-in-law on Friday last is to surrender before police tomorrow at Jamia Nagar police station.
He send this message to OKHLATIMES.COM:”कुछ ज़रूरी बात अवाम से करना चाहता हूँ पुलिस मुझे झूठे इलज़ाम में गिरफ्तार करना चाहती है मेने पुलिस से दरखुवास्त की है के अभी आप कुछ दिन मुझे गिरफ्तार न करें क्योंकि मेरी विधान सभा में बुरी तरह डेंगू फैला हुआ है इस वक़्त मेरा छेत्र में रहना बहुत जरूरी हे क्योंकि मैं खुद अपनी देख रेख मैं फोगिंग करवा रहा हूँ लेकिन पुलिस का कहना है की आप को गिरफ़्तार करना हमारी मजबूरी है हम पर ऊपर से बहुत दबाव है मैं खुद इंशाल्लाह कल 12 बजे दोपहर को जामिया नगर थाना पहुच कर अपनी गिरफ़्तारी दूँगा।”
The development has not come as a surprise to Okhla watchers who were expecting his arrest in the case after the woman gave statement at a court.
A case under IPC sections 354A (sexual harassment), 506 (criminal intimidation), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 498A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) was registered against Khan and the woman’s husband, an officer had said earlier as reported by several dailies.
Khan has refuted these charges, and said he was being framed in false cases as he is an MLA of Aam Aadmi Party and was exposing corruption in the Waqf Board. Also, he had resigned from all Government posts, including chief of the Waqf Boar. However, the party didn’t accept his resignation.
“I and my wife have nothing to do with my brother-in-law’s wife for four years. She has framed me in wrong case. On Board’s land, a hotel has come up and that I raised this issue and registered complaint with ACB. I had also exposed financial irregularities of Rs 280 crore in the Board. I wanted to construct schools, hospitals on Board’s land. What is my fault? Why am I being framed? Because, I was the chairman of Waqf Board and exposing corruption in it one by one,” Khan had told reporters on Friday after tendering his resignation from all posts that has been rejected by AAP on Saturday.
In a Press conference, Sisodia said the controversy surrounding him is his “family’s internal dispute” which is being given “political colour”.