CHANDIGARH: An Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) lawmaker from Punjab was on Saturday booked for allegedly assaulting a woman, police said.A case was registered against Amarjit Singh Sandoa, MLA from Rupnagar seat, under various sections of IPC including 354 (intent to outrage modesty of woman), 323 (Voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (Criminal intimidation), senior superintendent of police Raj Bachan Singh Sandhu said.
The case was registered by the local police station on the complaint of a 55-year-old woman. Sandoa had allegedly taken the house of the woman on rent in Zail Singh Nagar in Ropar town in November 2016 to use it as his election office and he vacated it in April this year. He had agreed to pay Rs 30,000 per month, the woman claimed.
However, Sandoa, the woman alleged, refused to pay the rent and the electricity-water bills besides causing damages to the property to the tune of Rs 3 lakh when she approached him in May-two months after he had vacated the property.
On Friday, when the woman went to his house for payment of the dues, the AAP MLA allegedly thrashed her, she said in her complaint.
“When I asked him to pay my dues, he pushed me, abused me and used foul language. He also threatened me that he will get me and my relatives booked in false cases. As I did not budge, he pulled my hand and my duppata and then sat in his Scorpio and left,’’ she stated in her complaint.
The Ropar Police got the medical examination done of the complainant.
The Station House Officer of Roop Nagar (City) Police Station, Raj Pal Singh said confirmed the news and said,“ No arrest has been made so far, we are now investigating the case.”
But refuting her allegations, Sandoa admitted that he had to pay ` 15,000 against the electricity and water and sewerage bills to his former landlady. But he claimed that she had come to his house on Friday evening and at that time he was not home but his wife was who attended them and as he reached he gave a cheque of the pending amount to her, which she did not accept and left the house without saying anything.
Sandoa moved his bail application at local court on Saturday.