Wednesday: Update on ex-Cong MLA Asif Khan
Those who were expecting to see their leader, former Congress leader Asif Khan, arrested for misbehaving and manhandling a cop on duty in Shaheen Bagh at Tayyan Masjid on Friday, out on bail have to wait for more days as his bail plea was rejected on Wednesday, according to lawyer Arib.
Md Ayub, aware of the development, said they will approach the HC after election. A Delhi court had remanded Asif to judicial custody days ago.
According to IE report, dismissing Khan’s bail plea on Tuesday, Metropolitan Magistrate Shikha Chahal said: “There is a dire need to ensure that the dignity of police officers is protected so that they can ensure public safety, and conflict between police and public is discouraged as in the present case. The language, actions and conduct of the accused against public servants are to be viewed strictly and is strongly condemned.”
“Police officials have no choice but to go into situations of danger or conflict and such incidents as in the present case are against the rule of law,” the court said.
The court noted that the accused is an influential person, who is a former MLA and has a responsibility towards society, but he has “committed offences against police officials… and has used derogatory as well as abusive words even against the uniform of the police and threatened SI Akshay in front of his subordinates and local public”.