Published On: Sat, Jan 16th, 2016

AAP MLA’s husband gets bail in central govt employee assault case

New Delhi: The husband of an AAP MLA, facing a case for allegedly assaulting a central government employee, today got bail from a Delhi court.

AAP MLA Parmila Tokas

AAP MLA Parmila Tokas

Metropolitan Magistrate Dheeraj Mittal granted bail to R K Puram legislator Parmila Tokas’s husband, Dheeraj, in the case on a personal bond of Rs 40,000 with one surety of the like amount.

During the proceedings, the police produced Dheeraj, who was arrested yesterday, before the court and opposed his bail plea claiming he can tamper with evidence. It requested the court to send him to judicial custody.

Senior advocate H S Phoolka, who represented Dheeraj, told the court that there was no allegation that he has not cooperated with the police during the probe or that he tried to influence witnesses.

He also told the court that there was no apprehension that he can tamper with evidence.

The assault case was registered by the police on December 15 on a complaint by a CPWD official alleging that he was beaten up by several women at the behest of Dheeraj and other Aam Aadmi Party workers during an illegal slum removal drive in R K Puram Sector 12, police said.

According to police, the FIR was registered under sections 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty) and 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) of the IPC at the R K Puram Police Station.

The FIR was registered after receiving a complaint, which also alleged that the MLA had “instigated” the assault.

Dheeraj was arrested after he failed to respond to notices sent by the police asking him to join investigation into the case. Dheeraj had approached High Court seeking anticipatory bail in the assault case but his plea was dismissed on January 8.

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