New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party MLA Amanatullah Khan was granted anticipatory bail by a Delhi court on Saturday. Notably, a case was lodged against Khan for creating ruckus at the inaugural function of Signature Bridge in the national capital, earlier this month. Advocate Irshad, appearing for Khan, had moved the application for anticipatory bail saying the MLA feared that he will be arrested by the police. Also Read - Nirbhaya Case: After Delhi Court, Now NHRC Dismisses Plea Seeking Stay on Execution of Convicts
While granting relief to the AAP MLA, special Judge Arun Bharadwaj said that it was not a case where custodial interrogation was required. “It is directed that in the event of arrest, the applicant (Khan) shall be released on furnishing a personal bond or Rs one lakh and one surety of like amount to the arresting officer,” the court asserted, asking Khan to join the investigation and not tamper with evidence or influence witnesses. Also Read - ‘Call Records Show Tahir Called Police to be Rescued From Violence,’ Says AAP’s Amanatullah
Three case were registered at New Usmanpur police station under North East district in connection with the incidents during the inauguration of Signature Bridge following complaints from Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari. The Delhi BJP chief had also named CM Arvind Kejriwal as one of the accused. Also Read - 'Today, Being Muslim is the Biggest Crime in India,' Says AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan on Tahir Hussain's Arrest
On November 4, Tiwari got into a brawl with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers and the Delhi Police at the event after which he wrote to Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) North- East Delhi and filed a complaint against Amanatullah Khan, Kejriwal and unknown persons. Khan was also caught on camera shoving Tiwari during the inauguration of the Bridge.
However, Khan had alleged that the Delhi BJP chief was trying to climb the stage and would have attacked Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia if he had not stopped the latter. The AAP MLA had claimed that Tiwari was not invited at the inauguration but still he came there with his supporters and torn posters at the event.