Following Dinesh Mohaniya’s Arrest, Kejriwal Blames Modi For Creating ‘Emergency’ In Delhi

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3:24 pm 25 Jun, 2016


Dinesh Mohaniya, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from Sangam Vihar, was taken away by the Delhi Police from the middle of a press conference on charges of him slapping a 60-year-old senior citizen.


Mohaniya has, previously, been booked for misbehaving with a woman.



The alleged assault on the senior citizen happened in Tughlakabad area where Mohaniya had gone for a visit on Friday.

The victim told ANI that Mohaniya slapped him when he failed to recognise the minister. He alleged that the MLA’s men “twisted” his hand.




A case has been registered against Mohaniya under Sections 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 341(punishment for wrongful restraint) and 34 (act done by several persons) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at the Govindpuri Police Station.


AAP said that Mohaniya’s arrest is a ploy by the BJP to divert attention from the murder case of NDMC official M.M. Khan, who was shot dead by two motorcycle-borne assailants on May 16.

In a series of tweets, Arvind Kejriwal accused the Modi government of creating an Emergency-like situation in Delhi.


Manish Sisodia too joined him.


The AAP has previously raised finger at Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung too.

“His (Jung’s) role is suspicious in the case. Why had he written to NDMC seeking action against Khan? We demand that the LG be arrested and sacked from his position,” AAP’s Delhi Unit Convener Dileep Pandey said at a press conference on June 23.


Mohaniya is also the vice-chairman of Delhi Jal Board. When Sangam Vihar locals went to complain to him aboput improper water supply, he allegedly assaulted them and misbehaved with women. He was booked 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.


Mohaniya claims that all of this is an attempt to defame his reputation.