New Delhi, May 23, 2017: The Delhi Police has registered an FIR against the personal assistant of AAP leader Sanjay Singh and another Aam Aadmi Party supporter for allegedly molesting a woman worker of the party last month on Monday.
The woman had lodged a complaint in West Delhi’s Tilak Nagar police station last month, and after seeking legal opinion, the police registered a case.
On April 2, a woman tried to attack Singh during a rally near Chaukhandi Chowk in Tilak Nagar. When police reached the spot, nobody was found there. AAP leader Jarnail Singh, who had made the call to the Police Control Room was contacted, and he told them that they would file a police complaint in the matter.
However, the woman party worker, who claimed she was not allowed to raise the issue of alleged corruption in MCD election ticket distribution in the party, filed a police complaint against Singh’s staffer.
The police said that “On the same day, she visited the Tilak Nagar Police Station along with her husband and gave a written complaint alleging that she was molested by Singh’s PA and an AAP supporter.”
She even submitted an audio and video recording of the alleged incident, they added.
Following her complaint, the police sought legal opinion from an additional solicitor general in the High Court. He opined that a case is made out under section 354 of the IPC (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty, punishable with a maximum term of two years and fine).
An FIR was registered on May 17 against Singh’s PA Ajeet Tyagi and an AAP supporter Inayatullah Khan.