New Delhi: A Delhi court will on Thursday hear the bail plea of Aam Aadmi Party MLA Amanathulla Khan, arrested for allegedly threatening a woman after she had visited his residence to raise the issue of power cuts.
The Okhla MLA, who is in 14-day judicial custody, filed the bail application yesterday.
Khan was first detained for questioning and then arrested on July 24, a day after he alleged in a press conference that the woman was "pressurised" by the police into giving a false statement against him.
Last week, a 35-year-old woman claimed that she had telephoned Amanatullah on July 10, following which she went to his Batla House residence to raise the issue of power cuts.
But the minister did not meet her and while she was returning, a youth came out of the house, abused her and threatened that she would be killed if she did not stop politicising the matter.
Amanatullah, however, had said he did not even know if the woman came to his residence.
An FIR was subsequently registered in this regard under sections 506 (criminal intimidation) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the IPC.
After her statement to the magistrate, Section 308 (Attempt to commit culpable homicide) of IPC was added to the FIR.