The Delhi Police have booked Aam Aadmi Party MLA Jarnail Singh for allegedly assaulting a South Delhi Municipal Corporation engineer and stopping him from carrying out his duty.
In an FIR registered Tuesday, the Tilak Nagar legislator is also accused of tearing up official documents and threatening to frame junior engineer Athar Mustafa in a false corruption case.
The scuffle took place when Mustafa, with his team and five policemen, went to bring down an illegal structure in west Delhi’s Krishna Park Extension area. “We were demolishing the roof of the building when its owner called local MLA Jarnail Singh who arrived with his supporters.
The MLA and his men abused and physically assaulted me. When I showed him the documents authorising the demolition, he tore them up and threatened to frame me in a false corruption case,” said Mustafa.
Rejecting the charges, Singh claimed no notice was served to the property owner and threatened to file a counter complaint Mustafa.
Singh is the fifth AAP leader to be booked by police in less than three months. The FIR against him comes a week after police launched a probe into the role of AAP leaders in the suicide of farmer Gajendra Singh.