New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Dinesh Mohaniya who was accused of molesting a woman and slapping an elderly man was arrested by the Delhi police on Saturday.
He has been sent to judicial custody till June 27.
The AAP MLA had gone to the Tughlakabad locality of the city for a survey. When a 60-year-old man in the area failed to recognise who the MLA was or which party he was affiliated with, the AAP MLA slapped the elderly man and one from the group also twisted his hand.
“Dinesh Mohaniya slapped me and one of the guys even twisted my hand,” he told reporters.
Earlier, an FIR was lodged against Mohaniya, who is also the vice-chairman of Delhi Jal Board, after locals 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.
However, citing that it was all a conspiracy against him, the AAP MLA said that it was an attempt to defame his reputation as the water mafia is frustrated because of the Delhi Government’s crackdown.