AAP leader Amanatullah Khan’s relatives in UP beaten by police over poll victory celebrations

On Tuesday after the victory of Amanatullah Khan was announced his relatives in his paternal village Agwanpur started the celebration

New Delhi: The Aam Admi Party leader and MLA Amanatullah Khan relatives were badly beaten by the police when they tried to celebrate his victory in the Delhi assembly election in the MLA’s native village Agwanpur of Parikshitgarh police station in district Meerut.

Amanatullah Khan defeated Braham Singh of BJP by a record margin of 71, 827 votes in the recent assembly polls of Delhi from Okhla constituency under which falls Shaheen Bagh and Jamia areas which were in the limelight during the polls for their anti CAA protests.

On Tuesday after the victory of Amanatullah Khan was announced his relatives in his paternal village Agwanpur started the celebration. The police reached Agwanpur and lathi-charged AAP MLA’s relatives and villagers to disperse them.

The male police allegedly misbehaved with young girls. The police pulled the hair of a girl and forced her to walk on the village road and help them recognize the MLA’s relatives who fled after a ruckus with cops over the issue of celebration of the victory.

A case of violation of section 144 has been registered against 13 named and other unidentified villagers in which AAP MLA’s relative Noor Ullah has been prominently named in the FIR.

SHO of Parikshatgarh police station Kailash Chand said that they have been booked on charges of violating section 144 and denied police excess on them. “The villagers were taking out a procession and we stopped them as section 144 is enforced in the district,” he said.

Responding to the incident AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan said that he does not understand what was wrongful in the celebration of my victory by some of my relatives. Further, he said that incidents like this are the fallout of BJP’s and UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s politics of hate.

Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party leaders Atul Pradhan, district president Rajpal Singh and former MLA Prabhudayal Valmiki visited the village and met Noor Ullah and other family members of the MLA. The SP leaders said they strongly disapprove the behaviour of police with the villages and relatives of Khan, particularly with the young girls. The SP leaders assured villagers their support in the fight against the injustice.

Relatives of Amanatullah Khan were distributing sweets to each other after the results of the Delhi assembly elections were declared on Tuesday evening. The “Dholwala” was also called by them to celebrate this landslide victory. Suddenly police reached there and stopped the celebration as section 144 is imposed in the district. Some villagers objected to the cops saying that they are just celebrating after which the cops resorted to lathicharge to disperse them after which they ran from there.

The police then started an investigation from the women and girls about the men who were celebrating, said Nazmi (22), an MA student and an eyewitness. She said that they misbehaved with Noor Ullah’s 17-year-old daughter Zaina. The police pushed Nazmi downstairs as a result of which she fell on the ground. They pulled her with hair and made her walk on the road with other villagers for over an hour so that they could recognise the men who were celebrating.

Speaking about the incident Nazmi said that she was pushed, dragged, abused by the cops and one of them even pulled her dupatta which caused a red mark around her neck.

According to the sources, other villagers were also beaten up by the police including a poor shopkeeper Hakimuddin who was returning home after closing his shop to see his ailing wife. His leg was seriously injured.

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