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AAP legislator Amanatullah Khan gets bail in sexual harassment case

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 22 September 2016, 14:49 IST

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Amanatullah Khan was granted bail by a Delhi court on 22 September after he was arrested in connection with an alleged sexual harassment case.

On 21 September, the AAP MLA was sent to a one-day judicial custody soon after he was arrested.

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"The court refused the police custody. The court said there is no grounds based on which he can be taken to police custody. Amanatullah has been sent to one-day judicial custody. The grounds of police were that they needed a letter to be recovered and the co-accused is still absconding," said Khan's lawyer and AAP leader Somnath Bharti.

"The court did not agree to this. The police got a lesson as the court did not agree with the grounds. We have listed the bail application. The prosecution was seeking time for a reply so Amanatullah has been given a one-day judicial custody," he added.

Khan is also involved in an alleged recruitment scam in the Waqf Board where the Anti-Corruption Branch has launched a 'preliminary inquiry' against him. Khan has termed the move as "interference" in working of the body by Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung.

--With ANI inputs

First published: 22 September 2016, 14:49 IST