AAP MLA Jagdeep Singh arrested in alleged assault case, later released on bail

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Hari Nagar, Jagdeep Singh, was on Sunday arrested for allegedly assaulting the manager of a waste management company, contracted by the area's municipal corporation, and later granted bail, police said.

"Singh has been arrested under IPC sections 323 (causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation and 341 (wrongful restraint). He was later granted bail," DCP (West) Pushpendra Kumar said.

However, the MLA took to twitter to claim that it was a "rumour".

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

"I am at home its only a rumour," he tweeted. Despite several attempts he could not be contacted.

Singh is the seventh AAP legislator to be arrested by Delhi police after former Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar, Manoj Kumar, Surinder Singh, Somnath Bharti, Akhilesh Tripathi and Mahendra Yadav.

According to police, the incident took place on 21 May when some locals approached the complainant, Mohit, for a truck to be used for Shab-e-Baraat celebrations and he refused.

The locals then forcibly took over the truck, which led to a heated argument between them and employees of the waste management company.

Soon Singh intervened and a scuffle broke out. Singh allegedly thrashed Mohit, who is the manager of the company.

However, the case was registered on 23 May, two days after the alleged incident took place.


Published Date: May 29, 2016 08:48 pm | Updated Date: May 29, 2016 08:48 pm


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