Police to quiz AAP MLA on molestation charge

Police to quiz AAP MLA on molestation charge

Seemapuri police file FIR against Dharmendra Koli

Officials of the Seemapuri police station in northeast Delhi said on Tuesday that they intend to seek the version of newly-elected Aam Aadmi Party legislator Dharmendra Koli over a complaint that he allegedly molested the wife of the Congress candidate during a victory procession the     day before.

Koli himself has denied the alleged incident and said the police complaint against him is an attempt to malign him.

A Seemapuri police official said: “We have registered an FIR in the matter. We want Koli to present his side of the story.”

“The investigation officer of the case will contact Koli to take his version in the molestation and unlawful assembly,” said a senior district police officer.

Koli’s Congress rival and former Seemapuri legislator Veer Singh Dhingan on Monday gave a police complaint alleging that the AAP leader and his supporters entered his house and misbehaved with his wife during a victory procession, making out a case of molestation and rioting against the debutant legislator.

Koli denied the incident and “I was in a jeep and did not get down from it during the procession,” said Koli.

Several AAP leaders came to the defence of Koli and described the allegations against him wrong.

AAP leaders Arvind Kejriwal, Manoj Sisodia and Kumar Vishwas said the allegations against Koli were wrong.

Kejriwal defended Koli and also claimed that he had been warned of taking out a victory march in violation of the party's direction.

“The party has taken strong note of it and warned him,” Kejriwal said.

Sisodia said: “These are politically motivated allegations. A fact finding will be done by us and if there is any indication of wrongdoing by Koli, action will be taken against him.”

Vishwas said the incident allegedly took place in the morning and the police complaint was given late  on Monday evening. “We will file defamation suit against those who have levelled false charges against Koli,” he said.

Police sources said Koli’s supporters and Congress workers had an argument after the losing candidate Dhingan’s supporters asked them not to burst crackers in the area.

Koli’s victory march started from Nand Nagri around 11 am with a musical band leading the way.

 It was alleged by Dhingan that drunk AAP supporters created a ruckus outside his house, burst crackers and threw glass bottles into his house.
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