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Fake degrees to rioting: List of AAP MLAs embroiled in legal trouble

The Aam Aadmi Party is grappling with multiple cases filed against over a dozen of its legislators — ranging from criminal intimidation and molestation to rioting and faking educational qualifications.

delhi Updated: Jul 27, 2016 11:51 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan at the police station after his arrest on charges of threatening a woman with rape, murder in New Delhi.(PTI )

The Aam Aadmi Party is grappling with multiple cases filed against over a dozen of its legislators — ranging from criminal intimidation and molestation to rioting and faking educational qualifications.

The bureaucracy and the AAP government have locked horns as well. A special commissioner posted with the transport department has complained that transport minister Satyendar Jain misbehaved with him.

Another party MLA, Kartar Singh, has found himself in trouble with the Income Tax Department, which raided his residence on Wednesday morning.

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The party has maintained that a majority of these cases are politically motivated and a result of vendetta and misuse of the police force.

Here’s the complete list of AAP MLAs who have found themselves in legal trouble:

Amanatullah Khan

Okhla MLA

Case: On July 19, a woman 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.

FIR registered under section 506 (criminal intimidation) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the IPC.

After the woman recorded her statement under section 164 before a magistrate, Section 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide) was added to the FIR.

A non-cognizable report was also filed against him for allegedly threatening locals in Jamia Nagar who were protesting against water and power issues in their area.

Status: Arrested on July 24

Naresh Yadav

Mehrauli MLA

Case: Naresh Yadav has been booked by the Punjab Police in connection with the alleged sacrilege of Quran in Malerkotla, Punjab on June 24.

Yadav has been booked under relevant sections of the IPC after one of the accused, Vijay Kumar, arrested in connection with the incident, claimed he had done it at the behest of the AAP MLA.

He has been charged with IPC sections 109 (punishment for abetment if the act abetted is committed in consequence and where no express provision is made for its punishment), 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth etc and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony), 295 (injury or defiling place of worship with an intent to insult the religion of any class).

Status:Arrestedand sent to two-day police custody on July 25

Prakash Jarwal

Deoli MLA

Cases: Two FIRs — the recent one on July 6, 2016, when a woman accused him of molestation and threatening her when she went to DJB to file a complaint.

First FIR on May 22, 2014, for assaulting a Delhi Jal Board engineer when he refused to listen to his instructions while supervising a drilling work in Sangam Vihar.

Status:Arresteda day later in first case, no arrest in the second one

Dinesh Mohaniya

Sangam Vihar MLA

Cases: FIR for molesting, assaulting and threatening a woman who had gone to meet him about a water problem in her area on June 22, a day later another FIR against him for slapping and manhandling a senior citizen in Govindpuri. The senior citizen alleged he was beaten when he complained about local issues.

Status:Arrestedon June 25 for molestation

Jagdeep Singh

Hari Nagar MLA

Case: FIR for causing hurt, criminal intimidation and wrongful restraint of manager of a waste management company on May 21, 2016.

Status:Arrestedon May 29

Mahindra Yadav

Vikaspuri MLA

Case: Rioting and assaulting a public servant at a protest in west Delhi’s Nihal Vihar on January 27, 2016.

Status: Arrested on January 29

Akhilesh Pati Tripathi

Model Town MLA

Cases: Molestation, misbehaviour with a woman and rioting in 2013, registered against him across police stations.

Status: Arrested for molestation in November 2015. Acquitted in molestation and rioting cases.

Somnath Bharti

Malviya Nagar MLA, former Delhi law minister

Cases: Attempt to murder, domestic violence, cheating registered by his wife Lipika Mitra in September, 2015. Two other cases registered against him in connection with the midnight Khirki Extension raid in 2014 which African women were allegedly molested and manhandled by a mob led by Bharti. Latest case is for instigating supporters to misbehave with a woman.

Status: Arrested on September 29, 2015, in the domestic violence charge, after he evaded arrest for a week.

Surinder Singh ‘Commando’

MLA from Delhi Cantonment

Case: Casteist remarks against an NDMC sanitation inspector belonging to a schedule caste, obstructing him and other NDMC employees from performing government duty on August 4, 2015.

Status: Arrested on August 21

Jitender Singh Tomar

Tri Nagar MLA, former Delhi law minister

Case: Enrolling with Delhi Bar Council using fake LLB and BSc degree. FIR registered at the Hauz Khas police station June 8, 2015.

Status:Arrestedon June 10, 2015

Alka Lamba

Chandni Chowk MLA

Case: FIR in August 2015 on complaint of a businessman who said Lamba trespassed his shop and ransacked it. She was also booked for manhandling a constable at the spot.

Status: Not been arrested

Manoj Kumar

Kondli MLA

Case: Four FIRs for charges including land grabbing, outraging a woman’s modesty and causing hurt; registered at three east Delhi police stations.

Status: FIRs registered in May 2014, arrested on July 9, 2015, for land grabbing

Asim Ahmed Khan

Matia Mahal MLA

Case: Accepting bribe of Rs 6 lakh; registered by CBI

Status: FIRs registered in October, 2015

Rajesh Rishi

Janakpuri (West) MLA

Case: A woman, who attempted suicide on July 15, alleged that another woman was harassing her husband and herself on the “behest” of Rishi.

Status: FIR registered at Janakpuri police station on July 20, 2016

First Published: Jul 27, 2016 11:49 IST