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AAP legislator Amanatullah Khan granted bail


New Delhi: A court here on Thursday granted bail to AAP legislator Amanatullah Khan, who was arrested for alleged sexual harassment of a relative.

Khan, who represents Okhla constituency in south Delhi, was arrested on Wednesday morning after being called for questioning. He was later produced before Metropolitan Magistrate Vijeta Singh Rawat who sent him to one-day judicial custody.

Following the complaint by the woman (spouse of his wife’s brother), a FIR was lodged against Khan at the Jamia Nagar police station in south Delhi on September 10.

The complainant accused Khan of pressurising her to establish physical relations. Khan has denied the allegation, saying he had “no connection with the woman at all”.

The Aam Aadmi Party leader was booked under Sections 354 (assault or criminal force on woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), 506 (criminal intimidation), 498-A (relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) and criminal conspiracy, police said.

Khan had gone to the Jamia Nagar police station on Sunday to surrender, but police refused to arrest him.


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