Woman files FIR against Delhi MLA Dinesh Mohaniya for misbehaviour; AAP leader rejects charge

Mohaniya was appointed as vice chairman of Delhi Jal Board by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Last Updated: Jun 23, 2016, 11:51 AM IST
Woman files FIR against Delhi MLA Dinesh Mohaniya for misbehaviour; AAP leader rejects charge

New Delhi: In what can bring in huge criticism for the Delhi government, a woman has filed a complaint against Aam Aadmi Party MLA Dinesh Mohaniya for misbehaving with her.

The AAP lawmaker from Sangam Vihar constituency has been accused of pushing and abusing few women, who had visited his office to apprise him about their water woes.

A FIR has been lodged against MLA. The case has been registered under Section 506 (criminal intimidation), Section 509 (Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and Section 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) of the Indian Penal Code at the Neb Sarai Police Station.

Speaking to news agency ANI, the woman said, “When we went to Dinesh Mohaniya's office, he refused to identify me, even when I meet him daily because of water issues.”

The AAP MLA pushed and abused me along with other women, she said, adding that she wanted a case against Mohaniya.

“When he abused and pushed us, we also did the same. Are we here to be beaten up?” the complainant said.

Meanwhile, reacting to the allegations Mohaniya rubbished the claims made by the woman saying an attempt is being made to defame. "The water mafia is frustrated because of the government's crackdown," he said.

"The woman complainant never came to my office. There is no video or photographic proof to back the allegations," the AAP MLA added.

Mohaniya was appointed as vice chairman of Delhi Jal Board by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) on Monday registered an FIR in the alleged Rs 400-crore water tanker scam. The Delhi BJP claimed the irregularities continued even during the Kejriwal government.

Leader of Opposition and party MLA Vijender Gupta, on whose complaint the ACB registered the FIR, claimed the “scam” was going on as the monthly payments to the contractors were being made and the government has not taken any action against any official or the “guilty” contractors.