New Delhi: The husband of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Parmila Tokas was arrested on Friday by Delhi Police for preventing a government official from conducting his duty and abusing a woman.
On December 15, Delhi Police had registered a case based on a complaint by a CPWD official alleging that he was beaten up by several women at the behest of RK Puram legislator Parmila Tokas's husband, Dheeraj, and other party workers during an illegal slum removal drive in RK Puram Sector 12, a police official said.
After receiving the complaint, the police had registered an FIR under sections 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty) and 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) of the IPC at the R K Puram Police Station, the police official said.
The complaint attached with the FIR also alleged that the MLA had "instigated" the assault.
Dheeraj was arrested after he failed to respond to notices sent by the police asking him to join the investigation into the case, the official said, adding Tokas has been sent a notice too and legal action is likely to be taken against her if she doesn't cooperate.
Reports also say that Dheeraj has also been accused of abusing a woman by forcefully entering her house in the slum area and using caste-based derogatory language against her.
Tokas could not be reached out for comments even after several attempts. (With agency inputs)