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Police Questions AAP MLA In Connection With Woman Suicide Case

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New Delhi : Narela MLA Sharad Chauhad was questioned for several hours again on Thursday by the Crime Branch along with the main accused Ramesh Bhardwaj and another person Rajnikant in connection with the suicide by a AAP woman worker last week.

The MLA alongwith Rajnikant reached Crime Branch office and they were questioned separately and then all the three including Bhardwaj were questioned together, said a senior Crime Branch officer.

Mr Chauhan was also asked to bring his personal assistant Amit for questioning but he is absconding, said the officer.

Mr Bhardwaj was arrested by a police team from Sonipat on July 26. He was questioned for several hours in connection with suicide by the woman, alongwith the local MLA of Narela on Wednesday.

The woman had consumed poisonous substance at her home in north west Delhi’s Narela and died during treatment at LNJP Hospital on July 19.

The woman had filed a complaint against Mr Bhardwaj for allegedly touching her inappropriately and a case of molestation was registered in June. The accused was arrested and later released on bail.

On July 20, Delhi Police had registered a case of abatement to suicide and handed over the entire matter to a Special Investigation Team.

The family members of the woman had claimed that she had gone into depression after her alleged molester Mr Bhardwaj, an AAP colleague, was released on bail.

She had also alleged that the accused was being protected by the local AAP MLA.

The woman in a video recording had also levelled serious allegations against the accused Mr Bhardwaj accusing him of pressuring her to “compromise” if she wanted to rise in the party and claimed himself to be “close to the local party MLA.

PTI

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