AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal granted bail in molestation case
AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal was on Monday granted bail by a Delhi court in a molestation case lodged against him last year. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal granted the relief to Jarwal on a personal bond of Rs. 20,000 and a surety of like amount, while noting that the charge sheet has been filed in the case. Here's more.
Jarwal's counsel said it was a false case
The bail application was moved today by Jarwal's counsel Vaibhav Trivedi, saying it was a false case lodged against the legislator. He also told the court that the MLA has deep roots in society and will join the investigation as and when required. The court granted him relief while considering that the charge sheet was filed without arresting him and the investigation was complete.
MLA was booked for molesting a 53-year-old woman
The Deoli MLA was booked for allegedly molesting a 53-year-old woman in southeast Delhi's Sangam Vihar. The charge sheet was filed on 22 February under sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code.
It's the second such case since June 2016 against Jarwal
It was the second such case since June 2016 against the lawmaker, who has denied the charges. The woman has alleged that the MLA and his supporters entered her house and molested her in July 2017. In June 2016, a woman had accused Jarwal of touching her inappropriately when she went to lodge a complaint regarding water problems at the Delhi Jal Board office.
15 AAP MLAs booked under different charges
Since the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) came to power in the national capital, as many as 15 of its MLAs have been booked under different charges with the party claiming it was being subjected to "political vendetta".