AAP MLA Naresh Balyan booked for assault, files cross complaint

So far, police have not made any arrest and a probe has been started to shed light on the case

AAP MLA Naresh Balyan booked for assault, files cross complaint

In a fresh embarrassment for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party, party MLA Naresh Balyan was on Sunday booked on charges of brawling with a Residential Welfare Association (RWA) office-bearer, the Delhi police said.

One of Balyan supporters in turn filed a cross FIR in an assault case.

According to media report, the incident, as per FIR, occurred around 2 p.m. when MB George, vice-president of K-2 Block RWA in Uttam Nagar locality, was holding a meeting with other RWA office-bearers regarding arrangements for the coming Dussehra festival.

Police officials said, after he was not invited to the RWA meeting, an angry Balyan, along with his associate Mahendra Fauji, indulged in a verbal duel with George, which later turned into a scuffle. George subsequently lodged a complaint with the Uttam Nagar police station.

Mahendra Fauji, too, gave a cross-complaint that he had called Balyan to inaugurate a drain in the block, where George fought with the AAP leader over the issue of inauguration.

"We have registered a case of brawl on the basis of complaints from both sides. We have registered a case under Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (wrongful restraint) and 451 (house-trespass in order to commit offence) on George's complaint against Naresh Balyan.

"We have also registered a case against George on Fauji's complaint at the Uttam Nagar police station," Deputy Commissioner of Police Vijay Kumar told media persons on Monday.

"We have recorded their statements and are investigating. No one was injured in the clash," Kumar added. So far, the police have not arrested and a probe has been started to shed light on the case.

Barely a month ago, Aam Aadmi Party MLA Amanatullah Khan was booked for alleged molestation as his sister-in-law lodged an FIR against him at Jamianagar police station in New Delhi.