New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday alleged that Delhi Police was framing party legislators in false cases at the behest of the BJP-led central government.
Referring to the case of AAP legislator Amanatullah Khan, who was booked for threatening a woman recently, the party’s Delhi convener Dilip Pandey alleged that the police tutored the woman to file the complaint of rape and death threats.
“In a video that we have released today (Saturday) it has become clear that the Modi government has given instructions to Delhi Police to frame AAP leaders in false cases. We have raised this issue several times in the past”, Pandey said.
In a video released by the AAP, the woman was purportedly confessing to a man that the Station House Officer of a police station had asked her to file the complaint of rape and death threats against Khan.
“He asked me to file a complaint of rape and death threat to make my case strong. He also asked me to meet the police commissioner with the complaint,” the woman said in the video.
Asked who recorded the video, accused Khan said that someone dropped the compact disc at his office on Friday.
“I don’t know who recorded this video. Someone dropped this CD at my office. I think the woman knows better who recorded this video,” Khan said.
Asked whether he checked the CCTV footage at his office to find out who dropped the CD, Khan said: “It was not important.”
He further attacked the Modi government for “indulging in childish and cowardly activities” to frame the AAP leaders.
“Modiji must stop indulging in such childish and cowardly activities. We have been elected by the people to work for their welfare. We are here to serve the society and not indulge in such politics,” he said.
The case came to light when the 35-year-old woman filed a case against Khan for allegedly threatening her with dire consequences.
The alleged incident took place on July 10, when the complainant went to the residence of the AAP MLA in South Delhi’s Batla House locality after a telephonic conversation with him to complain about poor electricity supply in the area.
However, Khan said that he was not in Delhi on July 10.