Aam Aadmi Party's Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan and Mehrauli MLA Naresh Yadav were arrested on yesterday. Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP), two legislators were arrested on Sunday - one for allegedly trying to mow a woman down and another in a sacrilege incident in Punjab - taking to 11 the number of its legislators held by police in different cases.
Amanatullah Khan was arrested by Delhi police after a woman has alleged that he tried to mow her down after she visited his residence to raise the issue of power cuts, while a Punjab Police team arrested Naresh Yadav, who has been booked in connection with the alleged Malerkotla sacrilege incident on June 24.
"On July 22, the woman had recorded her statement before the magistrate under Section 164 of CrPC. She had alleged while she was returning from the legislator's residence, a vehicle tried mowing her down and Amanatullah was sitting in it," said Joint Commissioner of Police, Southeast Range, RP Upadhyay.
After her statement to the magistrate, Section 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide) was added to the FIR, the officer said. "It is a non-bailable charge and we have arrested Khan," Mr Upadhyay said.
"She repeatedly approached the police saying she is feeling unsafe. She was aggrieved that action is not being taken on her complaint and stated the incident of trying to run her over with the car and threats extended to her by Khan," said DCP (South East) Mandeep Singh Randhawa.
Punjab Police IG (Patiala Zone) Paramraj Singh Umra Nangal said in Chandigarh, "We have arrested AAP legislator Naresh Yadav from his house in Delhi. He will be produced in the Malerkotla court tomorrow."
He has been charged under 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).
As usual Kejriwal started blaming Modi for the arrest, but he stopped short of condemning the wrong doings of his MLAs. Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, "Modi ji arrests one more AAP MLA."