New Delhi: Hours after Amanatullah Khan offered to quit from all party posts, claiming political witch-hunt against him, the Delhi Police on Saturday book the AAP legislator on charges of sexual harassment of his brother-in-law's wife.
The Delhi Police on Saturday lodged a First Information Report (FIR) against Khan claiming that he pressurised the wife of his brother-in-law for establishing a physical relationship.
"Khan is booked under Section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), Section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) Section 506 (criminal intimidation) Section 498 A (relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) and criminal conspiracy," IANS quoted a senior police officer as saying.
Earlier in the day, at a press conference held in the AAP office here, Khan denied the charges and said that he was having "no connection with the woman at all".
Following a complaint by his brother-in-law's wife, a FIR was lodged against Khan at the Jamia Nagar police station in south Delhi.
Khan has also wrote to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to relieve him from Delhi Waqf Board and all other government positions.
In a letter written to Kejriwal, Khan said, "I have been working wholeheartedly to serve people of Delhi. But some people are not liking my honesty and dedication. False allegations have been levelled against me and my family members. I, therefore would like to get relieved of all responsibilities party has given me and hence, I resign from all posts."
Although there is no official communiqué in this regard, Kejriwal has reportedly refused to accept his resignation.
In July this year, Khan was arrested for allegedly threatening a 35-year-old woman with dire consequences, but was later granted bail.
The AAP legislator from Okhla constituency also had found himself in the eye of a major controversy in March this year for his alleged hate speech against the Modi government.
AAP, which was formally launched in 2012, is currently embroiled in several controversies.
The latest scandal comes to light, after AAP's social justice minister Sandeep Kumar was sacked a few days ago following a woman's rape complaint against him. The incident came to light after the media got hold of a CD showing the AAP leader in a compromising position with the woman.