Delhi Police detained Aam Aadmi Party lawmaker Dinesh Mohaniya on 25 June. The AAP leader has courted controversy after he slapped a 60-year-old man on 24 June. This comes on the heels of the AAP leader being charged with charged with molestation and outraging the modesty of women, both non-bailable offences.
The slapping incident occurred when a group of people from his constituency had visited Mohaniya to complain about a severe water crisis in the area on 24 June. Locals told the police that workers from the party attacked the old man - who has been identified as Rakesh - and misbehaved with women present at the spot.
India Today reported that Rakesh had said that he did not know who Mohaniya was. The 60-year-old alleged that the water crisis was the biggest problem under the AAP rule. Outraged by his statement, Mohaniya reportedly slapped him and his supporters followed suit. The police reached the spot after the locals summoned them. Rakesh was rushed to the local hospital for a medical examination.
An FIR was lodged against Mohaniya under sections 323, 341 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code.
"I am unaware of any such incident as I was at Jhandewalan. You should ask the complainant for details," Mohaniya told India Today, adding that the videos of the incident were doctored.
This is the second FIR against Mohaniya this week. On June 23, a group of women accused Mohaniya of misbehaving with them when they approached him to complain about the water supply issues.