AAP MLA Khan courts arrest, cops don't act

AAP MLA Khan courts arrest, cops don't act

'Police should nab me if they have evidence'

AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan, who is facing allegation of sexual harassment on Sunday went to the Jamia Nagar Police station to get himself arrested but police refused to apprehend him.

Khan was accompanied by four Aam Aadmi Party MLAs from south zone and over 100 people from his constituency supporting him.

They were sloganeering to coax police to do a just inquiry.
AAP MLA Dinesh Mohaniya of Southeasts's Sangam Vihar constituency, who was there with Khan on Sunday said, that police was creating a scare that Khan could be arrested any day. It is better is to arrest him than cause him further tension.

Khan said that he submitted some documents to the police, one being the legal papers of divorce which his brother-in-law had filed against his wife, three days before the she filed the sexual harassment case.

The others included a letter she wrote in 2012, where she had made a statement saying that she has broken all relations with her husband’s family and also a document of recent call details which show the sister-in-law and himself were never in communication.  
“Police can’t look into the case only from her angle. All evidences need to be analysed,” Khan said. 

He said police should arrest him if they have any evidence in the matter but not harass him on a daily basis.

“We will not arrest him now. Whatever he is doing is of his own accord. We will go by our investigation,” a senior police officer said.

The Okhla MLA had on Saturday said police are “under pressure” to arrest him and on Sunday he said they didn’t arrest him due to “public pressure”.

However, senior police officials rubbished the charges.
“It is the victory of common people. The police didn’t arrest me because of public pressure,” he said.

The AAP MLA had on Saturday alleged the police want to arrest him in a false case.
“I requested them to not do so since I am personally involved in the ongoing fogging work in my area but they said they are under pressure. I will be courting arrest at Jamia Nagar police station,” he had said on Saturday.

A case of sexual harassment was registered against Khan last week in south-east Delhi’s Jamia Nagar Police station on a complaint by his sister-in-law.

A case under IPC sections 354 (A) (sexual harassment), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), 120B (punishment of criminal conspiracy) and 498A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) was registered against Amanatullah and the woman’s husband.

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