The Delhi High Court has quashed an FIR lodged against Delhi food and supplies minister Imran Hussain and four others accused of trying to extort Rs 30 lakh from a man and threatening to kill him and demolish his under-construction building.
Justices Vipin Sanghi issued the order after the AAP legislator and others claimed that they had arrived at a settlement with the complainant.
“The parties have arrived at a settlement on August 26, 2016, which has been placed on record. The complainant states that he has not been subjected to any pressure or coercion and that he has entered the settlement out of his own free will,” the court noted in its order.
Besides the AAP MLA, his alleged associates -- Mohsin Ahmed, Furkan Hussain, Irfan Hussain and Hammad -- had moved the high court seeking quashing of the FIR lodged at the Jafrabad Police Station here early this year.
On October 6, the trial court had refused to grant them the protection from arrest, considering that the issue was “serious” and the offence was “not compoundable”.
The police had alleged the minister had sent co-accused Mohsin at the residence of the complainant, stopped the construction work and asked him to meet Imran in Jafrabad.
It had claimed the minister demanded Rs 30 lakh to allow the construction work to go on or get the building demolished. When the complainant requested that the amount was too high, they abused him and threatened him and his brother, police had alleged.