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Okhla MLA Amanatullah sent to jail in alleged sexual harassment case

After the arrest of AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan today in the afternoon, police presented him in front of court seeking two days custody of Khan. However, Metropolitan Magistrate Vijeta Singh Rawat remanded the MLA to judicial custody. His bail petition is to be heard tomorrow. 

His arrest for the second time in three months came just a few days after he had surrendered before the Jamia Nagar police station on Sunday. Then police refused to arrest him. However, the MLA had some inkling about his arrest as he had been posting on his timeline messages claiming that police could arrest him.

“Khan was called to join investigation at the office of DCP (Southeast) and he was arrested on charges of sexual harassment and criminal intimidation around 2.10 PM today,” said RP Upadhyay, joint commissioner of police, southeastern range.

But Khan had a different story and tweeted that he was called for a “general discussion” at the DCP office but was arrested. He had alleged that he was “being framed by the police” which is “under pressure” to arrest him. His arrest has come after Khan’s sister-in-law filed a complaint following which 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 lodged at Jamia Nagar police station against him and the woman’s husband.

Khan has denied the allegations and also he had resigned from all posts, including Waqf Board chief. It is another story that the AAP backed him and didn’t accept his resignation.

Three months ago Khan was arrested in another case on July 24 on a complaint by a Jasola resident who alleged that he tried to mow her down after she visited his residence to raise the issue of power cuts, reported PTI. He was released on bail on July 28. 

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