Monday: Update on ex-Cong MLA Asif
After being sent to judicial custody, Asif Md Khan’s die-hard supporters were looking forward in hope for their leader to get out on bail today. However, it didn’t happen so as Md Ayub said the order has been reserved for Tuesday.
Asif was arrested from his Kalindi Kunj office on Saturday for allegedly misbehaving and mishandling a cop outside Tayyab Masjid in Shaheen Bagh during a sit-in, a video of the incident had gone viral.
Esha Pandey, DCP (Southeast), had earlier said: “During patrolling in the area, our constable noticed a gathering of 20-30 people in front of Tayyab Masjid and went there with staff. Khan, who is the father of MCD election candidate Ariba Khan, was addressing the crowd using a loud hailer. Sub-inspector Akshay had asked him whether he had permission from the Election Commission for using the hailer. Khan got aggressive and started misbehaving with him. He also used abusive language, criminal force and manhandled SI Akshay.”
A day after the case was registered, the police said they arrested Khan and detained Saabir (38) and Minhaaz (28) and booked them under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 186 (obstructing public servant in their duty) and 353 (assault or criminal force against public servant).
“Their (Saabir and Minhaaz) role in the above FIR is being examined. We are also conducting raids to arrest the other accused in the crowd who allegedly assaulted and misbehaved with the police staff,” said a senior police officer.