New Delhi: Asif Mohammad Khan, a former Congress legislator was arrested by the Delhi Police on Saturday for abusing, misbehaving & also manhandling a policeman in Shaheen Bagh area. The ex-MLA also roughed up the cop while the latter objected & asked him to stop his rabble-rousing ahead of Delhi Municipal Corporation (MCD) elections.
The whole incident was captured on camera & also surfaced on social media. In the video, not just the former MLA Asif Khan but also some of his supporters can be seen misbehaving with the sub inspector Akshay on duty. While the policeman persuaded the former MLA to cut short his speech, he was also pushed by someone in the crowd.
Amid resistance & misbehavior by Khan’s supporters, as the policeman left the spot, the former MLA was heard on camera hurling abuses at him.
दिल्ली के शाहीनबाग से पूर्व कांग्रेस विधायक और पार्षद आसिफ मोहम्मद खान ने सब इंस्पेक्टर अक्षय से बेहद बत्तमीजी की और धमकी दे रहे है, इनके सपोर्टर्स पुलिसकर्मी से धक्कामुक्की बत्तमीजी कर रहे है, वीडियो आज का है, आसिफ के खिलाफ आईपीसी 186, 353 के तहत FIR दर्ज हो गई है। pic.twitter.com/5lwqztUWxr
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The former MLA has been arrested for misbehaving with policeman on duty. 2 of his supporters Minhaaz and Saabir have also been taken into custody for roughing up policeman on duty.
According to Delhi Police, the ex-Congress MLA abused the police sub-inspector in Shaheen Bagh area.
He was addressing a gathering of about 30-40 people in front of Taiyaab Masjid. When the cop asked him to stop as he was doing it without required permission from poll body, he & his supporters created chaos on the spot.
It may be noted that Asif Khan’s daughter is a candidate in the upcoming MCD elections on a Congress ticket.
Meanwhile, the arrested ex-MLA claims that he was being blocked by a policeman from airing his views on a crucial matter pertaining to public good.
He claimed that he reached the mosque to escalate the matter as he came to know about an AAP nominee using money to buy polls in the imminent MCD polls. And, he was merely educating the public about shunning & discouraging ‘bad practices’ in elections.
“When I opposed it, the local policemen tried to stop me from speaking the truth,” Khan claimed.
Polling for 250 ward MCD will be held on December 4 and results will be announced on December 8, 2022.