AAP MLA's husband gets bail in two cases

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New Delhi, Jan 15: The husband of an AAP MLA, facing two separate cases for allegedly making casteist remarks against a Dalit woman and assaulting a government official, today got bail from a Delhi court.

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

AAP MLA's husband gets bail in two cases.
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.

Later, a woman lodged a complaint against Dheeraj claiming that he had allegedly made derogatory and casteist remarks in relation to the same incident. An FIR was filed on her complaint under the provisions of the Scheduled Castes And The Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

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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