16/01/2016 9:55 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

AAP MLA Parmila Tokas' Husband Held For 'Assaulting' Govt Employee

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - DECEMBER 1: AAP MLA Parmila Tokas during the Delhi Assembly Winter Session at Delhi Vidhan Sabha on December 1, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia presented the Delhi Janlokpal Bill 2015, saying it was an attempt at revamping and strengthening the anti-corruption legislation in the city. Delhi government on Monday tabled a landmark Janlokpal Bill to make the city a Corruption Free Zone. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- The husband of an Aam Aadmi Party MLA was today arrested in connection with an incident in which a central government official was allegedly obstructed from discharging his duty and also assaulted in a south Delhi area, police said.

On December 15, Delhi Police had registered a case based on a complaint by a CPWD official alleging that he was beaten up by several women at the behest of RK Puram legislator Parmila Tokas' husband, Dheeraj, and other party workers during an illegal slum removal drive in RK Puram Sector 12, a police official said.

After receiving the complaint, the police had registered an FIR under sections 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty) and 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) of the IPC at the R K Puram Police Station, the police official said.

The complaint attached with the FIR also alleged that the MLA had "instigated" the assault.

Dheeraj was arrested after he failed to respond to notices sent by the police asking him to join the investigation into the case, the official said, adding Tokas has been sent a notice too and legal action is likely to be taken against her if she doesn't cooperate.

Tokas could not be reached out for comments even after several attempts.

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