Another Aam Aadmi Party MLA was arrested on Sunday, this time for allegedly threatening a woman. Aamanatullah Khan was arrested by Delhi Police from the capital's Ohkla locality following a complaint against him. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (South East) Rajeev Ranjan said the "complainant again informed the police that he was threatening her and also trying to manipulate the evidences", Hindustan Times reported.
The woman alleged that one of Khan's associates had threatened her with "dire consequences" on his orders after she tried to seek help to resolve the issue of poor electricity supply in Delhi's Batla House area. She had gone to his house in the locality on July 10. The 35-year-old woman filed a case against him at Delhi's Jamia Nagar police station on July 20. He was booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code for criminal intimidation and insulting the "modesty of a woman".
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal confirmed the arrest on Twitter, saying, "Just in – [Narendra] Modi ji arrests one more AAP MLA." AAP workers took to the streets after Khan's arrest to mark their protest.
While Kejriwal has repeatedly accused the Bharatiya Janata Party government at the Centre of trying to control Delhi, the BJP accused AAP of being "anti-woman" after a party activist, who had accused a fellow AAP member of molesting her, committed suicide on July 19. AAP legislator Dinesh Mohaniya was arrested on June 25 for allegedly threatening and harassing a woman.