Aam Aadmi Party MLA Surinder Singh has denied the charges of beating and abusing NDMC officials.
An FIR was registered against Singh at the Tughlaq Road police station.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Vijay Singh had claimed that Surinder Singh punched an NDMC employee in the face while he was discharging his duty during an anti-hawkers drive in Delhi. The MLA was also accused of making casteist remarks against the said NDMC employee.
Surinder, however, denied of ll the charges levelled against him.
He told the news agency ANI, “All the allegations of manhandling, beating and abusing are completely baseless and untrue. I saw 10-12 people beating up a rickshaw puller on my way to home. When I intervened they said they were from NDMC. So, I complainedd about them to NDMC Director, warned them and just left.”
The MLA has been booked under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, an amendment for which was passed recently in the Lok Sabha, and the Indian Penal Code.
Singh, a former army personnel, was elected MLA from Delhi Cantt in this year’s assembly elections.