Delhi court extends judicial custody of AAP MLA

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Delhi’s Saket court on Monday extended judicial custody of AAP MLA Dinesh Mohaniya till 11 July.

Delhi Police arrested Aam Aadmi Party MLA, Dinesh Mohaniya, as he addressed media personnel at his office for allegedly misbehaving with women.

The cops have been widely criticised for its perceived biased action. Notable among those who criticised was the former Supreme Court judge, Justice Markandey Katju.

An FIR was lodged against the MLA, who’s also the vice-chairman of Delhi Jal Board, after locals alleged that the MLA and his supporters roughed them up and misbehaved with women in his office when they went to complain about irregular water supply.

In her complaint, the woman had said, “When we went to Dinesh Mohaniya’s office, he refused to identify me. I visit his office everyday to bring water-related issues to his notice. The most important part is that he doesn’t even sign or puts a stamp on our complaints. After that, he pushed me and other women and even abused us. We want that an FIR should be registered against him and he should be arrested.
Mohaniya said that this was an attempt to defame his reputation as the water mafia was frustrated because of the Delhi government’s crackdown.

He had also denied that the woman complainant never visited his office.

“There is no video or photographic proof to back this allegation. It is an attempt to defame me. The water mafia is now frustrated because of our crackdown,” Mohaniya said.

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