New Delhi: AAP legislator Alka Lamba has been summoned as accused by a Delhi court for allegedly trespassing and vandalising a shop in New Delhi and obstructing police from performing their duty last year.
Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra took cognisance of the chargesheet filed by Delhi Police against Lamba and directed her to appear before the court on 18 May.
Lamba has been chargesheeted for alleged offences under sections 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 427 (mischief causing damage to property), 451 (house-trespass) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC.
"The present chargesheet is filed under sections 186, 353, 427, 451 and 34 of IPC against MLA Alka Lamba. It is stated in the chargesheet that on 9 August, 2015, Alka Lamba along with some other persons committed trespass in the shop of complainant and threw cash bill machine, vandalised the counter and obstructed and deterred the police personnel.
"Keeping in view the material on record, I take cognisance of the offence under section 190(1)(c) of CrPC against the accused. Accordingly, accused Alka Lamba be summoned through SHO concerned for 18 May," the court said.
An FIR was lodged against the AAP MLA from Chandni Chowk on 10 August, 2015, a day after she was hit and had received head injuries in a stone-pelting attack during her anti-drug campaign in the Kashmere Gate area.
The case was registered at Kashmere Gate Police Station on a complaint by traders including the proprietor of a sweet shop, Shiv Mishthan Bhandar.
The case was lodged against Lamba after a video clip emerged in which she was allegedly seen vandalising shops along with some of her supporters.
According to the police, the CCTV camera footage recovered from the shop showed Lamba toppling the billing machine while one of her colleagues was seen pushing everything from a table and jostling with cops.
Lamba had claimed the 30 second CCTV footage was from Sharma's shop and it was shot after she was attacked.
On her part, Lamba had filed a complaint with the Delhi Commission for Women against BJP MLA OP Sharma for calling her a "drug addict".
She had said the raid was aimed at shops in the area which were operating illegally and helping drug peddlers. Police had registered a case in connection with the attack on Lamba and arrested one person.
Updated Date: Apr 22, 2016 19:10 PM