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AAP MLA Dinesh Mohaniya Accused Of Slapping Senior Citizen In Delhi

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 10: Newly elected AAP MLA from Sangam Vihar constituency Dinesh Mohaniya arrives for first meeting with Arvind Kejriwal at Constitution Club on February 10, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Prime Minister Narendra Modis party BJP suffers its first major election defeat since coming to power last May as anti-corruption campaigner Arvind Kejriwal wins a landslide victory in Delhi state polls. AAP won in 67 seats while BJP managed to win only in 3 seats. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

A day after a case was filed against AAP MLA, Dinesh Mohaniya, for allegedly abusing and manhandling a woman, another case was registered against him yesterday for slapping a senior citizen in Southeast Delhi’s Tughlaqabad Extension area.

Mohaniya, who is also the vice chairman of Delhi Jal Board, on Friday had gone to meet the locals of Govindpuri area. It was there when a senior citizen, Rakesh Kumar, approached him and complained about the lack of amenities, the MLA lost his cool and allegedly slapped Kumar. Following that he left the place.

A report in Hindustan Times quoted Mohaniya saying, “I am at a complete loss. I have not misbehaved with anyone. I don’t understand why tense allegations are being made. Earlier also, an FIR was lodged against me based on a fake video.”

A case under sections of 323 (voluntary causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code, was registered against Mohaniya after Kumar approached the police.

“Based on Kumar’s complaint, we registered a case of voluntarily causing hurt against Mohaniya. We are investigating the matter. The man alleged that Mohaniya slapped and pushed him to the ground. We are recording statements of the eyewitnesses to ascertain the exact sequence of the incident,” a senior police officer said.

A case was filed against Mohaniya on Thursday for allegedly misbehaving with a woman in Delhi.

Earlier in February this year, a woman had allegedly slapped Mohaniya in his Sangam Vihar constituency when he had gone there to study the problem of water scarcity in the area.

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