AAP MLA Mohaniya booked for misbehaving with women

New Delhi: AAP MLA and vice chairman of Delhi Jal Board, Dinesh Mohaniya, was today booked for allegedly misbehaving with a group of women who approached him with a complaint regarding water crisis in their locality.

AAP MLA Dinesh Mohaniya
AAP MLA Dinesh Mohaniya

The Sangam Vihar MLA has been booked on charges of causing hurt, criminal intimidation and using word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman, police said.

“An FIR has been registered under Sections 323, 506 and 509 of IPC against Mohaniya at Neb Sarai police station following a complaint by the group of women,” Nupur Prasad, Additional DCP (South), said.

Police sources said that the MLA was likely to be arrested in connection with the case.

The complainants, who are residents of Sangam Vihar, alleged that Mohaniya and his accomplices “manhandled” and “threatened” them yesterday when they sought his help in the water crisis faced by them.

The AAP MLA, however, denied the charge and said that he was being targeted on the basis of a purported video aired by some news channels. He said that he was not present at the place at the time of the alleged incident.

“I am ready to cooperate with the police investigation but the allegations against me are baseless,” he said.