Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday rubbished the charges levelled against its Okhla MLA Amanantullah Khan stating that he allegedly misbehaved with a woman.
Th party has instead alleged that Delhi Police “pressurised” the woman to give false statement against its lawmaker. On 19 July, an FIR was registered against a youth under sections 506 and 509 of IPC at Jamia Nagar police station based on a complaint filed by the woman, a resident of Jasola in south Delhi.
According to the FIR, as reported by PTI, on 9 July, while the woman had gone to the MLA’s house to complain about power cut in the area, at the behest of Khan, a 22-year-old youth allegedly threatened to get her raped and killed.
She had also made a written complaint to the Delhi Police Commissioner on July 10 regarding this matter.
In a news conference the party played a video, in which the woman is purportedly involved in a conversation with a person in which she is heard saying “that the SHO of the Jamia Nagar Police Station had asked her to add allegations of getting her raped and killed in the FIR.”
Khan also claimed that the woman had also given a “false” statement before a magistrate that he (Khan) also tried to crush her under his car.
Khan said, “The woman is in touch with several BJP leaders and she was also taken to the magistrate by a lawyer affiliated to the party. The video also states that the police asked her to file the complaint. The allegations of rape have also been added at the behest of the police as an FIR would not have been possible otherwise.”
The Okhla MLA also said that he was in Meerut from 9 to 10 July while his children were holidaying in Kashmir on the date, the dates on which the woman claims to have come to his residence.
“There is another discrepancy in the complaint. She had first given a complaint to the Delhi Police Commissioner on
July 11 saying she had called me (Khan) and I threatened her.
In her compliant the woman also states that she has been an AAP worker for the past four years.
“The FIR, filed on 19 July, states that she had come to my residence where she was threatened by a youth. In the FIR the woman also claims that she is a social worker,” Khan said.
Khan said he had written a complaint to DCP (South-east) of the Delhi Police to file an FIR against the SHO and the woman for “framing” him. AAP’s Delhi unit secretary Saurabh Bharadwaj claimed that this was another such case where the Centre has been using the police against his party legislators.