AAP lawmaker arrested for thrashing DJB engineer

An AAP legislator was arrested Friday for thrashing a junior engineer of Delhi Jal Board, police said. The lawmaker dismissed the allegations.

IANS| Updated: May 24, 2014, 00:09 AM IST

New Delhi: An AAP legislator was arrested Friday for thrashing a junior engineer of Delhi Jal Board, police said. The lawmaker dismissed the allegations.

"We have arrested Prakash Jarwal, MLA from Deoli in south Delhi, for assaulting the DJB engineer. The MLA has been booked under several sections of the Indian Penal Code," said a police official.
On Thursday, DJB registered an FIR against the Aam Aadmi Party lawmaker for assaulting its junior engineer at Sangam Vihar area where he was supervising work of drilling of a tube-well.
The DJB engineer claimed that he was asked by one of the legislator`s associates over phone to stop the work as it had to be inaugurated by Jarwal.

However, the engineer carried on with the work as stopping it would have "indefinitely delayed" the boring of the tubewell.

"The engineer also explained the matter to the MLA when he reached the spot, but was allegedly assaulted by him," said the police official citing the engineer`s complaint.

Jarwal, however, refuted the allegations and claimed that the DJB engineer had halted the work and also abused him when he questioned about it.