A fortnight after AAP MLA Dinesh Mohaniya made headlines for assaulting a woman, another AAP MLA has followed suit. Prakash Jarwal, who is an MLA from Deoli in South Delhi, has been accused of sexual harassment.
An FIR has been filed in connection with the incident at a police station in Greater Kailash by the victim. The woman told the police that Jarwal not only mistreated her but also molested her. Sources said that the victim first approached offices of LG and Delhi police CP before filing the FIR.
Jarwal has been booked under sections 354(assault with intent to outrage her modesty), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), 509 (gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) & 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.
The incident is seen as another major setback for the party which has seen several of its leaders embroiled in controversies over the past few months.
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