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March against Pakistan: AAP volunteers and MLAs detained, released later

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Seven AAP legislators were among 11 people who were detained on Tuesday when they were marching towards Pakistan High Commission in Chankayapuri in protest against the “false propaganda” being carried out by the neighbouring country over the surgical strikes carried out by Indian army.Led by AAP Delhi unit Convenor Dilip Pandey, over 100 AAP volunteers and MLAs, took out a protest march towards Pakistan High Commission at around 5.30 PM, police said. Pandey accused Pakistan of maligning India’s image at the international stage after Indian army carried out surgical strikes against the terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied- Kashmir (POK).”We salute the valour of the Indian army and we demand that the government give a befitting reply to the propaganda being spread by Pakistan,” he said.The protesters were stopped at Chankayapuri police station and Pandey along with 11 others were detained, police said. Among the 11 people who were detained, there were seven AAP MLAs. They were Delhi Cantt MLA Surender Singh Commando, Palam MLA Bhavna Gaur, Tilak Nagar MLA Jarnail Singh, Ambedkar Nagar MLA Ajay Dutt, Seemapuri MLA Rajendra Pal Gautam, Burari MLA Sanjeev Jha and Sangam Vihar MLA Dinesh Mohaniya. They were later released at 6:30 PM, police said.

Court rejects Dinesh Mohaniya’s bail plea, sends AAP MLA to judicial custody for 14 days

New Delhi: AAP MLA Dinesh Mohaniya, arrested in a case of alleged molestation, was on Monday sent to judicial custody for 14 days by a Delhi court which rejected his bail plea.

“There is no change in the circumstances in the last 2 days to interfere with the duty magistrate’s June 25 order. This second bail application of accused is dismissed,” Metropolitan Magistrate Bhavna Kalia said.

Dinesh Mohaniya. Image courtesy: Twitter/@DineshMohaniya

Dinesh Mohaniya. Image courtesy: Twitter/@DineshMohaniya

The duty magistrate on Saturday had denied him bail and sent him to Tihar jail for two days till Monday.

The MLA was booked on 23 June for allegedly misbehaving with a group of women who had approached him with a complaint regarding water crisis in their locality on the previous midnight. An FIR was lodged at South Delhi’s Neb Sarai Police Station.

Mohaniya has been arrested under the sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 354 A (sexual harassment), 354 B (assault or use of criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe) and 354 C (voyeurism) of the IPC.

Opposing the bail plea, police submitted before the court that if relief was granted, Mohaniya could influence the probe which was still on against the other accused persons.

Senior advocate HS Phoolka, appearing on behalf of the politician during in chamber proceedings, submitted that there was a delay of 11 hours in lodging the FIR and the offences alleged were bailable.

He also told the court that the statement of a woman was recorded two days after lodging of complaint and there was no basis to consider it.

The counsel said the allegations levelled against the accused were false as the gap of two days gave time to police to frame the politician.

Phoolka also said the offence under section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of IPC cannot be attracted as there was no intention on the part of Mohaniya to molest or tear clothes of the alleged victims.

Mohaniya, an MLA from Sangam Vihar, was arrested on charges of molestation and sexual harassment amidst high drama when he was addressing a press conference, triggering an angry reaction from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of declaring an “emergency” in Delhi.

Mohaniya, who is also vice chairman of Delhi Jal Board, was virtually dragged from his seat by a police officer when he was talking to reporters at his office in Khanpur in South Delhi around 12.10 pm.

In their statements, the women alleged that Mohaniya had molested them during the tussle on the midnight of 22 June when they had gone to complain to him against water problem faced by them.

In their complaint, they had earlier told police that the MLA and his men had verbally abused and threatened them.

Another case has been registered against Mohaniya at Govindpuri Police Station for allegedly slapping a 60-year-old man in Tughlaqabad area yesterday.

Mohaniya is the eighth AAP MLA to be arrested by Delhi Police since the party came to power for the second time in Delhi in February last year.

Delhi court dismisses AAP MLA Dinesh Mohaniya’s bail plea; extends judicial custody

Delhi’s Saket court on Monday dismissed the bail plea of AAP MLA Dinesh Mohaniya who was arrested by Delhi Police for allegedly misbehaving with women. The court also extended Mohaniya’s judicial custody till July 11. The police added Sections 354 (assault or criminal force on woman), 354 A (making sexually coloured remarks), 354 (assault or use of criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe) and 354 C (Any man who watches, or captures the image of a woman engaging in a private act) of IPC after two of the complainants presented themselves before a magistrate on Sunday and their statements were recorded under Section 164 of CrPC.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In their statements, the women alleged that Mohaniya also molested them during the tussle on June 22 as they had gone to complain to him against water problem faced by them. In their complaint, they had earlier told police that the MLA and his men had verbally abused them and threatened them. Another case has been registered against Mohaniya at Govindpuri Police Station for allegedly slapping a 60-year-old man in Tughlaquabad area on Sunday.

AAP vs Centre: BJP corner Arvind Kejriwal, accuses ‘stubborn’ AAP of politicizing its mistakes

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday alleged that indulging in illegal activities, misbehaving with the people and intimidating them has become a daily routine of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is presently intoxicated with power. BJP leader Harish Khurana, who was commenting on the complaint lodged against Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia by East Delhi’s Ghazipur vegetable market association president Surender Goswami, said the allegation is a clear indication of the fact that the stubborn AAP doesn’t care about anyone else. “Moreover, they politicize their mistakes and try to portray themselves as the victims,” said Khurana, adding such an attitude is not good for the welfare of Delhi.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”If they are not interested in ruling properly then they should step down. If this situation continues for a long time then President’s Rule may be imposed in Delhi soon,” he added. Another BJP leader Vijender Gupta echoing similar sentiments said Sisodia should have apologized to the businessmen for his attitude instead of indulging in all this drama. “Similarly in Dinesh Mohaniya’s case, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal should have apologized to the victims rather than indulging in nonsense tweets,” he added. Goswami has in his complaint said that Sisodia’s behaviour was ‘dictatorial’ towards him and the other traders. Meanwhile, Sisodia and a group of AAP MLAs, who were on their way to Prime Minister Narendra Modi?s official 7, Race Course Road (RCR) here have detained by the Delhi Police. Sisodia earlier accused the ruling dispensation at the Centre of interfering in the AAP government’s good work and offered to surrender before Prime Minister Modi. “We want to tell the Prime Minister that don’t stop the work in Delhi. Why are you taking revenge on Delhi? You have enmity with me so arrest me. All the MLAs are going there. Sisodia said that he visited the Ghazipur vegetable market yesterday for a surprise inspection during which he found out that some people were indulging in illegal activities.”I scolded them and warned to take action against them. They are saying that I misbehaved with them. Of course, I misbehaved. If any officer is not working properly, we will scold them. If we are being sent to jail for these, we are surrendering but don’t stop the work in Delhi,” he said.Earlier in the day, Kejriwal continued his tirade against the BJP-led NDA regime and said Sisodia would surrender himself before the Prime Minister. “Complaint filed against Manish Sisodia yesterday. Manish will go to 7, RCR today to surrender himself before PM,” he tweeted in his latest outburst against Prime Minister Modi following the arrest of Sangam Vihar MLA Dinesh Mohaniya a day earlier. Mohaniya was arrested by the Delhi Police for allegedly misbehaving with a group of women, who had gone to him to complain about a water crisis. Mohaniya, who is also the vice-chairman of Delhi Jal Board, was picked up by a police team while he was addressing a press conference yesterday at his office in Khanpur. A Delhi Court yesterday rejected his bail petition and sent him to judicial custody till Monday.

Showdown between Kejriwal and BJP as another AAP MLA arrested

Confrontation between the BJP-ruled Centre and Delhi government took yet another dramatic turn on Saturday with the arrest of Aam Aadmi Party legislator Dinesh Mohaniya who was on Saturday afternoon whisked away by the police while addressing scores of media persons at a press conference. He was arrested for alleged criminal intimidation and sexual harassment.The development led to a showdown between leader of AAP and BJP with Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal even going ahead and accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “declaring emergency”. With Mohaniya becoming the eight MLA to be arrested by Delhi police so far, AAP leadership accused the Modi government of hunting down its legislators.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Mohaniya, an MLA from south Delhi’s Sangam Vihar constituency, was addressing a press conference when a team Delhi police officials pulled him out of his chair in full view of news crews and journalists. The MLA, while being whisked away said, “You can see how the police is dragging me like a hooligan in front of your eyes”.The decision to arrest Mohaniya was taken after he allegedly refused to join the investigation of a complaint lodged against him despite being served a notice asking him to do so on Friday, police claimed. Mohaniya, who is also the vice-chairman of Delhi Jal Board, was booked on June 23 after locals of Sangam Vihar alleged that the MLA and his supporters roughed them up and misbehaved with women in his office when they went to complain about irregular water supply.In their written complaint to the police, the residents of Sangam Vihar alleged the women of their locality were roughed up and expletives used against them when they had gone to see Mohaniya in his office. They further accused Mohanya of threatening to break their bones following which he forced them to leave his office.The complainants recorded their statements before a metropolitan magistrate on Friday on the basis of which police registered a case against Mohaniya under Section 506 (criminal intimidation), Section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and Section 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) of the Indian Penal Code at the Neb Sarai police station.While Mohaniya attempted to hold a press conference to discuss the case details with media, he was picked up by police, taken to Neb Sarai police station and produced in front of a magistrate who sent him on a three-day judicial custody.”Mohaniya has been arrested under Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 354 A (sexual harassment), 354 B (assault or use of criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe) and 354 C (voyeurism),” joint commissioner of police (South East) RP Upadhyay said.As soon as visuals of Mohaniya being led away by police were broadcast, AAP leadership upped the ante against the BJP-ruled Centre.”Modi declares emergency in Delhi. Arresting, raiding, terrorizing, filing false cases against all those whom Delhi elected” Arvind Kejriwal tweeted. “Dinesh mohaniya arrested from his press conference in front of all TV cameras. What msg does Modi want to give to everyone? (Sic.)” he said in another tweet.Trouble of Mohaniya, however, did not end with his arrest. A second FIR was registered against him after a man accused him of slapping him in south-east Delhi’s Govindpuri on Friday. A case was registered under Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 341 (wrongful restraint) of the Indian Penal Code.The incident allegedly took place while Mohaniya was on a visit to Govindpuri around 2pm on Friday, said a senior police officer.

AAP MLA Dinesh Mohaniya arrested for ‘misbehaviour’; Kejriwal accuses Modi of declaring ’emergency’

AAP MLA and vice chairman of Delhi Jal Board, Dinesh Mohaniya, who was booked for allegedly misbehaving with a group of women was arrested on Saturday. The Sangam Vihar MLA was arrested in the middle of a press conference.The incident in question had reportedly taken place when women approached him with a complaint regarding water crisis in their locality on Thursday.Soon after the arrest, Kejriwal took to Twitter and said that PM Modi had declares emergency in Delhi.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”Dinesh Mohaniya arrested from his press conference in front of all TV cameras. What msg does Modi want to give to everyone?,” Kejriwal tweeted. He added, ” Arresting, raiding, terrorizing, filing false cases against all those whom Delhi elected.”Mohaniya was booked on charges of causing hurt, criminal intimidation and using word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman, police said.(AAP MLA Dinesh Mohaniya’s supporters protest outside Neb Sarai Police Station against his arrest)An FIR was registered under Sections 323, 506 and 509 of IPC against Mohaniya at Neb Sarai police station.The complainants, who are residents of Sangam Vihar, alleged that Mohaniya and his accomplices ‘manhandled’ and ‘threatened’ them when they sought his help in the water crisis faced by them.The AAP MLA, however, denied the charge and said that he was being targeted on the basis of a purported video aired by some news channels. He said that he was not present at the place at the time of the alleged incident.”I am ready to cooperate with the police investigation but the allegations against me are baseless,” he had said.

AAP MLA Dinesh Mohaniya arrested for allegedly assaulting senior citizen

Police have registered a case against AAP MLA Dinesh Mohaniya, who allegedly assaulted a 60-year-old man at southeast Delhi’s Tughlaqabad area, police said on Saturday.

File image of Dinesh Mohaniya. Twitter @DineshMohaniya

File image of Dinesh Mohaniya. Twitter @DineshMohaniya

This is the second case registered against the Sangam Vihar legislator in one week. In his complaint, the 60-year-old man told police that Mohaniya allegedly slapped him, and his men thrashed him, when he approached the MLA to complain about severe water crisis in his locality on Wednesday, a senior police official said.

The FIR was registered under IPC Sections 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt, 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) against Mohaniya and his men at Govindpuri Police Station, the official said.

This is the second complaint against him in four days. Mohaniya was reportedly taken away from a live press conference on Saturday.

On 23 June, a complaint was filed against him for misbehaving with a woman, who had also visited his office to complain about their water crisis. Speaking to ANI, the woman said,”He pushed me & other women, abused us. We want a case against Dinesh Mohaniya, he should be arrested.”

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal tweeted in Mohaniya’s defense and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of terrorising the MLAs of his party. He also declared it an “emergency”.

“Dinesh mohaniya arrested from his press conference in front of all TV cameras. What msg does Modi want to give to everyone?” he said in another tweet.

Mohaniya denied all charges and said, “BJP is trying to divert issue from MM Khan murder case by levelling false charges against me.”

AAP leader, Ashutosh, however accused Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung of slapping false charges against his party’s MLAs.

With inputs from PTI.

FIR against AAP MLA Dinesh Mohaniya for misbehaving with woman

A FIR has been lodged against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from Sangam Vihar, Dinesh Mohaniya, after locals alleged that he and his supporters roughed them up and misbehaved with women in his office when they went to complain about irregular water supply.The case has been registered under Section 506 (criminal intimidation), Section 509 (Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and Section 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) of the Indian Penal Code at the Neb Sarai Police Station.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”Today, when we went to Dinesh Mohaniya’s office, he refused to identify me. I must tell that I go to him daily because of water issues. The most important part is that he doesn’t even sign or puts a stamp on our complaints. After that, he pushed me and other women and even abused us. We want that an FIR should be registered against him and he should be arrested,” said the complainant.”When he abused and pushed us, we also did the same. Are we here to be beaten up? There is a severe water issue here. We went there only to ask for water and not for money,” he added.She said that everyone is equal before everyone and, therefore, legal action should be taken against the AAP MLA.Meanwhile, Mohania, who is also the vice-chairman of Delhi Jal Board, rubbished the allegations, saying they are all baseless.Some residents of Sangam Vihar in South Delhi had yesterday visited Mohaniya’s office-cum-residence to complain about irregular water supply.They alleged that their complaints were met with abuses by the MLA and his supporters.

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