Court dismisses bail plea of AAP MLA, sends him to jail

Court dismisses bail plea of AAP MLA, sends him to jail

New Delhi: A Delhi Court today dismissed the bail plea of AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan, arrested for allegedly threatening a woman after she visited his residence to raise the issue of power cuts, and sent him to judicial custody.

Metropolitan Magistrate Manisha Tripathi, who sent the Okhla MLA to judicial custody till August 9, rejected his bail plea on the ground that he may influence witnesses and hamper investigation.

“The inconsistencies pointed out by the counsel of the complainant are a matter of evidence and trial. The co-accused in the case are yet to be identified and apprehended.

“Considering the facts and circumstances of the case, the nature of allegations and material on record, I am of the opinion that the accused might influence witnesses and hamper investigation if released on bail at this stage. Accordingly the application for bail is dismissed,” the magistrate said.

Special Public Prosecutor Rajiv Mohan said that the probe into the case was still under progress and the complainant was constantly being threatened and harassed at the behest of the accused and he may influence witnesses and hamper the investigation.

Khan was produced before the court after the expiry of his police custody and the police requested the magistrate to send him to judicial custody.

Advocate Madan Lal, who appeared for Khan, sought bail for his client, contending that the accused is also the chairman of Delhi Waqf Board which earned him wrath of various political opponents.

“The present case is an attempt to falsely implicate him,” the counsel said, alleging that the complainant had leveled false allegations against Khan at the behest of Station House Officer.