New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday granted bail to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Amanatullah Khan, who has been arrested for allegedly threatening a woman. He has been asked to furnish a personal bond of Rs. 50,000. On Tuesday, his bail plea was rejected by the court and he was sent to 14-day judicial custody.
Khan was arrested on July 25 after the woman alleged that the Oklha MLA threatened her when she had visited his residence to raise the issue of power cuts. According to the police, on July 22, the woman had recorded her statement before a magistrate under Section 164 of the CrPC alleging that when she was returning from the MLA’s residence, a vehicle, in which Khan was sitting, tried mowing her down.
She also claimed that a motorcycle tried to run over her when she was on her way to the court to record the statement. Prior to that, she had on July 19 filed a complaint with police alleging that at the AAP MLA’s residence in Jamia Nagar, a youth had on July 10 abused her and threatened that she would be killed if she did not stop politicising the matter.
The woman, a resident of Jasola, had said that she had telephoned Khan on July 10 and later went to his Batla House residence to raise the issue of power cuts with him after which she was allegedly threatened by the youth.
An FIR was subsequently registered in this regard under sections 506 (criminal intimidation) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the IPC.
After her statement to the magistrate, Section 308 (Attempt to commit culpable homicide) of IPC was added to the FIR. Khan had, however, said he did not even know if the woman came to his residence.