The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday refused to accept the resignation of its MLA Amanatullah Khan. Khan had resigned from all positions after a complaint of sexual harassment was filed against him by his sister-in-law, whereas another AAP MLA Devendra Sehrawat expressed his disappointment over the ongoing controversies and said party’s credibility is at the lowest level as of now.
In her complaint, she mentioned that her husband was pressurising her into getting intimate with Khan.
In his letter sent to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Khan had refuted the allegations and had claimed that he was trying to work honestly but he and his family were being dragged into unnecessary controversies.
Following his resignation, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said that his resignation won’t be accepted since the party believed that the allegations levelled against Khan weren’t true. He said that they’ve checked the facts and it has come to light that Khan wasn’t in touch with his sister-in-law ever since she separated from his brother.
Amanatullah’s sister-in-law approached the Jamia Nagar police station alleging that he had put pressure on her to get into a physical relationship with him.
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 Khan and the woman’s husband.
A senior police officer reported that a probe has been launched and the investigation is on.
“Credibility of the party is at the lowest level amongst the common people. There will be no one to save this party,” Sehrawat said.
But Sehrawat avoided commenting on the sexual harassment case registered against his party colleague Amanatullah Khan.
“The AAP MLA will put forth his position in this regard and the concerned agencies will carry out the investigation. I do not have any opinion on this,” said Sehrawat.