Amanatullah gets bail, Delhi Police declares him ‘Bad Character’

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Amanatullah gets bail, Delhi Police declares him ‘Bad Character’

Saturday, 14 May 2022 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

The Delhi Police has declared Amanatullah Khan, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator from Southeast Delhi’s Okhla, as ‘Bad Character’ (BC) of Jamia Nagar area. Meanwhile, a Delhi Court on Friday granted bail to AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan, arrested in a case of alleged rioting and obstructing public servants from discharging their duty, saying he is no longer required for custodial interrogation.

According to police, the proposal for declaring Khan as a bad character was sent on March 28 by the Jamia Nagar police station in Southeast district and approved on March 30. Khan had been previously involved in 18 cases. “Most of the cases registered against him are related to intimidation, threatening, hurt, riots causing hindrance duties of public servants and causing enmities between two groups and communities,” as per the document by Jamia Nagar police station According to the police, a person who has involvement in several cases, including that of murder and attempt to murder, and can disturb peace in an area is declared as a "bad character". Police keep an eye on such people.

 Khan and five others were arrested on Thursday on the changes of rioting and obstructing public servants from discharging their duty, hours after the Okhla MLA took part in a protest against an anti-encroachment drive in the Madanpur Khadar area in southeast Delhi. The anti-encroachment drive sparked violent protests and pelting of stones with locals alleging that many legal structures were bulldozed.

Esha Pandey, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Southeast district had said on Thursday Amanatullah Khan and five other supporters have been arrested for rioting and obstructing public servants in discharging their duty.

The FIR has been registered under sections an 186 (Obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) FIR on the complaint of South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC).