AAP MLA Dinesh Mohaniya arrested for allegedly Misbehaving, manhandling women


Police have arrested AAP MLA Dinesh Mohan a day after FIR was registered against him

AAP MLA and ice chairman of Delhi Jal Board, Dinesh Mohaniya, who was booked for allegedly misbehaving with a group of women was arrested on Saturday.

The incident had reportedly taken place when women approached him with a complaint regarding water crisis in their locality.

The Sangam Vihar MLA was booked on charges of causing hurt, criminal intimidation and using word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman, police said.

 An FIR was registered under Sections 323, 506 and 509 of IPC against Mohaniya at Neb Sarai police station.

The complainants, who are residents of Sangam Vihar, alleged that Mohaniya and his accomplices 'manhandled' and 'threatened' them when they sought his help in the water crisis faced by them.

The AAP MLA, however, denied the charge and said that he was being targeted on the basis of a purported video aired by some news channels. He said that he was not present at the place at the time of the alleged incident.

"I am ready to cooperate with the police investigation but the allegations against me are baseless," he had said.