Weaving stories without proof: AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan sues Delhi Police for defamation

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On Saturday, Aam Aadmi Party MLA Amanatullah Khan sent a defamation notice to Delhi Police.

Amanatullah Khan (Photo: File)

Ten days after being arrested over a protest against an anti-encroachment drive in Delhi’s Madanpur Khadar, Aam Aadmi Party MLA Amanatullah Khan sent a defamation notice to Delhi Police on Saturday.

Tweeting about it on Sunday, he wrote, “Delhi Police is constantly targeting me, this time Delhi Police has attacked my right to live with dignity along with defaming my family. Delhi Police is weaving fabricated stories without any evidence.”

He added, “Tell me, police, which lands did I grab or where did I engage in illegal construction? Where did I instigate riots? Which gang am I a part of? Today, I have sent defamation notice to Delhi Police. Delhi Police, either apologise or pay the damages.”

In the notice, posted on Twitter, Amanatullah Khan has asked the Delhi Police to tender an unconditional written public apology and upload it on the police’s official website and Twitter handle.

AMANATULLAH KHAN’S ARREST

On May 12, AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan was arrested by the Delhi Police over a protest against the anti-encroachment drive in Delhi’s Madanpur Khadar. He was granted bail by a local court the next day.

He was arrested after a clash broke out between protesters and the police during the demolition drive in Delhi’s Madanpur Khadar. Five others were also arrested.

A case was registered against him under sections of rioting and obstructing government work.



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