In Arvind Kejriwal's meeting with AAP legislators, a key MLA is missing.


In Arvind Kejriwal's meeting with AAP legislators, a key MLA is absent.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held a meeting with Aam Aadmi Party MLAs today. PTI

New Delhi:

In Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's first meeting with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs after being granted interim bail by the Supreme Court, there was a notable absence — Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan. Mr Khan and his son Anas Ahmed are facing charges of assaulting and threatening staff at a fuel pump in Sector 95, Noida. Police have claimed that Mr Khan and Anas are “underground”.

An FIR has been registered against the duo on charges of assault and criminal intimidation, Noida police officials said. A police team went to the MLA's residence to serve notice on him, but did not find him there, police said. Officials have said that Khan and his son were not cooperating with the investigation. According to Noida police officials, their phones are also switched off.

Police said that the FIR was registered on the complaint of a fuel pump employee. The complainant alleged that Anas went to the pump to fill fuel but jumped the queue. Anas is mentioned as “unknown” in the FIR. He allegedly insisted that his car be filled with fuel first and assaulted the salesperson. Senior police officer Manish Kumar Mishra said that an FIR has been lodged at the Phase 1 police station against Mr. Khan, Anas and some unidentified persons.

The AAP MLA told news agency PTI that her son, who is a law student, was on his way to appear for the exam when the incident took place. “The petrol pump staff abused and misbehaved with my son. Now, they are tarnishing my image by using incomplete CCTV footage and implicating me in a one-sided police action, ” he charged.

Mr Khan has also said that after he received a call from the local police, he reached the petrol pump, spoke to its owner and “resolved” the matter. But later he learned that the police had “implicated” him in the case, he said.

Complainant Vinod Kumar Singh has alleged that Anas reached there in his car and asked the salesman to fill his car with fuel first. “He then started beating the salesman and threatened that he was the MLA's son. He took out an iron rod from the car and started hitting it around. He also broke the card machine, The FIR said.

“To save the salesman, other employees of the petrol pump joined the scuffle. The police were called, but he fled the scene,” it said.

Anas later returned to the fuel pump and threatened to kill all the employees there, the complaint added. “He then called his father who reached there in a two-car convoy and threatened the pump manager saying that if he (Khan) starts beating him and the workers, he (the manager) will do nothing. will be able to.” The MLA spoke again. Told the pump owner over the phone and said that this pump comes in our area and if you are here to do business, do it,” the complainant alleged.

The FIR has been registered under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including those relating to voluntary infliction of hurt, criminal intimidation and mischief.

Mr Khan, a two-time MLA from Okhla, was last year declared a 'bad character' by the Delhi Police.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Chief Minister told the AAP MLA that the BJP wanted to topple the party's governments in Delhi and Punjab after his arrest on March 21, but the plan did not work.

He said that AAP has become more united after his arrest. “Their plan was to arrest me, break the party, topple the government in Delhi and then in Punjab as well. After the arrest, their plan failed, all of you didn't,” he told the MLA. Said to A.

The AAP national convenor was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case linked to the now defunct Delhi liquor policy. The Supreme Court on Friday granted him interim bail so that he can campaign for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. He must surrender on June 2, a day after the last round of polling in the seven-phase election.

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