AAP rejects MLA Amanatullah's resignation
His sister-in-law has filed a police complaint against him and her husband of demanding dowry and building pressure on her to get intimate with the AAP legislator
It seems sex scandals have become an AAP signature ailment. Or worse, sex scandals have become almost synonymous with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). After Sandeep Kumar, it's now Amanatullah Khan's turn. However, despite facing charges of sexual harassment from his own relative, the AAP has refused to accept the resignation of its Delhi legislator from Okhla area Amanatullah Khan.
Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday said the party had decided not to accept legislator Amanutullah Khan's resignation against whom police registered a case after his sister-in-law filed the complaint. The complainant has also accused her husband of demanding dowry and building pressure on her to get intimate with the AAP legislator.
Sisodia said, "While we will not spare anyone if they are caught indulging in any wrongdoing, we will also stand by our people if we think they are being harassed."
Sisodia called the issue an 'internal family matter' where Khan's name was being forcibly being dragged in by his in-laws. "We refused to accept his (Khan’s) resignation. It’s a six-year-old family matter and his in-laws are dragging him into it,” Sisodia told a press conference. “We have found out in our investigation that he is being dragged into it,” he added.
A case under IPC sections 354(A) (sexual harassment), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), 120B (punishment of criminal conspiracy) and 498A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) has been registered against Amanatullah and the woman’s husband and probe is on.