Out to settle dispute, ex-MP booked for ‘misbehaviour’

Out to settle dispute, ex-MP booked for ‘misbehaviour’

New Delhi: Former Congress MP Mahabal Mishra was today booked for allegedly “misbehaving” with women when he intervened in a fight between two groups in southwest Delhi’s Dabri area over installation of a mobile tower.

The ex-MP, however, denied the charge.

Mishra was booked in the case after police registered cross FIRs under sections of criminal assault, wrongful restraint, house tresspass and outraging the modesty of women on the complaints by both the parties, a senior police official said.

According to police, the incident took place this evening when a fight broke out between the families of Mishra’s relatives and their neighbours, who live in Vaishali locality in Dabri area.

The fight erupted over the installation of a mobile tower on the terrace of the property of one of the families, to which the other party objected and allegedly thrashed the labourers working on the fixture, police said.

The fight soon took a larger shape, following which Mishra was called to intervene.

The police was informed and a team was rushed there.

“When the police reached the spot, a woman there, who was later joined by a few others, alleged that Mishra misbehaved with them.

Similar allegations were levelled against the other party by Mishra’s relatives too,” the senior official said.

Denying allegations of misbehaviour with the women in the locality, Mishra said “it was I who called up the police to report the matter. I did not confront any woman here and such allegations are entirely baseless.