- A case has been filed against lawmaker Rajesh Rishi in an alleged extortion case.
- One AAP volunteer tried to commit suicide and accused another woman and the AAP MLA for her extreme step.
- Rishi rubbished the charges against him by the woman saying he did not know her.
NEW DELHI: In yet another setback to Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party, a case has been filed against lawmaker Rajesh Rishi on Tuesday in an alleged extortion case.
“There was a fight between two women volunteers of AAP and one of them later tried to commit suicide. She had written a suicide note in which she alleged that MLA Rajesh Rishi was supporting the other woman. His name is mentioned in one of the cross FIRs filed on the complaints by two sides at Janakpuri police station," said a senior police officer.
Both the women are residents of Janakpuri in Delhi. One of the woman tried to commit suicide on July 15 and left behind a suicide note accusing the other woman for her extreme step. She also alleged that the accused was harassing her husband and herself on the "behest" of the local MLA.
Later, however, she survived and gave a statement on the basis of which a case was registered at Janakpuri police station on July 20, said the officer.
Same, day the other woman also lodged a complaint alleging rape by the husband of the woman who had tried to commit suicide. An FIR was registered on her complaint also, he said.
Investigation is on regarding both the cases, he added.
Rajesh Rishi rubbished the charges against him by the woman saying he did not know her, adding that it was a fight between two women in which his name was “unnecessarily dragged”. “I do not know the woman who has levelled allegation against me. But, I know the other woman as a party worker. My name has been unnecessarily drgged in their dispute,” the MLA said.
In the meantime, a city court on Tuesday dismissed the bail plea of AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan, who was arrested for allegedly threatening a woman with rape and murder, and sent him to judicial custody for 14 days. Khan is also accused of attempting to run over the woman with his car.
A 35-year-old woman had filed a case against Khan on July 20 for allegedly threatening her with dire consequences. A case was registered against the legislator under Sections 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code at the Jamia Nagar police station in south Delhi.
On July 10, the complainant went to the residence of the AAP MLA in South Delhi’s Batla House locality after a telephonic conversation with him to complain about poor electricity supply in the area. One of Amanatullah Khan’s supporters present there allegedly abused the woman and threatened her with dire consequences, the woman said in her complaint. The complainant alleged that the supporter said he was abusing her on the “orders of Khan”.
However, Khan stated that he was in Meerut on July 9 and 10, while his children were in Kashmir on a holiday when the incident was reported.