Saket court granted bail to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Dinesh Mohaniya in molestation case on Wednesday. He was sent to 14 days judicial custody. On Monday, bail appeal of the AAP legislator was rejected.

Dinesh Mohaniya, who is also the vice-chairman of Delhi Jal Board, was booked on June 23 after local residents of Sangam Vihar alleged that the MLA and his supporters roughed them up and misbehaved with women in his office when they went to complain about irregular water supply.

Saket Court grants bail to Aam Aadmi Party MLA Dinesh Mohaniya, who was arrested by Delhi police for allegedly assaulting women

Dinesh Mohaniya is the vice-chairman of the Delhi Jal Board. However, Mohaniya denied the allegations and said that no such incident took place. ANI quoted him as saying, “There is no videographic or photographic proof to back their allegation.”


Reacting sharply to the arrest of the party MLA, Kejriwal said in a tweet, “Modi declares emergency in Delhi. Arresting, raiding, terrorizing, filing false cases against all those whom Delhi elected. In another tweet, the Delhi CM said, “Dinesh mohaniya arrested from his press conference in front of all TV cameras. What msg does Modi want to give to everyone?”

Aam Aadmi Party leaders also marched to Modi’s residence after a complaint was filed against deputy chief minister Mansih Sisodia. Several of the AAP leaders were detained on Sunday. Since the party came to power for the second time in Delhi in February 2015, it is the eight time Delhi Police arrested a AAP MLA.

Dinesh Mohaniya was arrested under Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 354 A (sexual harassment), 354 B (assault or use of criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe) and 354 C (voyeurism) of the IPC.

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