AAP MLA Dinesh Mohaniya booked for assaulting a senior citizen over water crisis complaint

New Delhi, June 25: Police have registered a case against AAP MLA Dinesh Mohaniya, who allegedly assaulted a 60-year-old man at southeast Delhi’s Tughlaqabad area, police said on Saturday.

This is the second case registered against the Sangam Vihar legislator in one week. In his complaint, the 60-year-old man told police that Mohaniya allegedly slapped him, and his men thrashed him, when he approached the MLA to complain about severe water crisis in his locality on Wednesday, a senior police official said.

The FIR was registered under IPC Sections 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt, 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) against Mohaniya and his men at Govindpuri Police Station, the official said.

This is the second complaint against him in four days. Mohaniya was reportedly taken away from a live press conference on Saturday.

On 23 June, a complaint was filed against him for misbehaving with a woman, who had also visited his office to complain about their water crisis. Speaking to ANI, the woman said,”He pushed me & other women, abused us. We want a case against Dinesh Mohaniya, he should be arrested.”

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal tweeted in Mohaniya’s defense and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of terrorising the MLAs of his party. He also declared it an “emergency”.