The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders on Saturday alleged that BJP and Delhi Police were conspiring against its MLAs and rejected the charges levelled against its Okhla MLA Amanantullah Khan of misbehaving with a woman.
The AAP leaders alleged Delhi Police had ‘pressurised’ the woman to file a false statement against its legislator.
On July 19, an FIR was registered against a man under sections 506 and 509 of IPC at Jamia Nagar police station based on a complaint filed by the woman, a resident of Jasola.
The FIR states that on July 9, while she had gone to Khan’s house to complain about power cuts in the area, she was threatened with rape and murder by a 22-year-old youth.
The woman had made a written complaint to the Delhi Police commissioner on July 10. In a press conference on Saturday, the party played a video in which the woman is purportedly seen and heard telling a unidentified man that an SHO asked her to add allegations of rape and murder threats in the complaint and approach the commissioner.
Police said they were verifying the allegations and will speak to the complainant.
Khan said the woman is being supported by BJP leaders including leader of opposition Vijender Gupta. “Several BJP leaders are in touch with the woman and they have also provided lawyers to her,” said Khan.
Countering the charge, Gupta said: “I am about to expose corruption in waqf board so in frustration, AAP is trying to defend their MLAs and bringing irrelevant topics.”
“She had first given a complaint to the Delhi Police commissioner on July 11 saying she had called me (Khan) and I threatened her. Although as per the FIR, filed on July 19, she had come to my residence where she was threatened by a youth,” said Khan.
“I have written a complaint to DCP (South-east) to file an FIR against the SHO and the woman for ‘framing’ me,” Khan said.