AAP MLA from Seemapuri, Dharmendra Singh Koli, was booked on Monday on charges of molestation and rioting on a complaint by former Congress legislator Veer Singh Dhingan who was defeated by Koli in the Assembly polls. (Agencies)
"The allegation levelled against him (Koli) that he molested is totally wrong," Kejriwal said. Dhingan had accused the AAP MLA of entering his house and misbehaving with his wife during a victory procession.
Kejriwal, however, said he disapproved of the celebrations and the party has already warned the young MLA.
"Koli and his team were taking out a 'vijay yatra' which is totally wrong. Whose 'vijay yatra' they were taking out? It is neither the victory of Dharmendra Koli, nor of Arvind Kejriwal. It is the victory of the common man. Bursting crackers and dancing in front of his (Dhingan's) house was wrong. The party has taken strong note of it and issued a warning to him," Kejriwal said, insisting that Koli did not misbehave with anybody.
Koli, the party's youngest MLA, refuted the charges, saying it was "a fake case" and "an attempt to malign his image".
Supporters of the two parties clashed at around 11:30 am on Monday, when scores of AAP workers took out a victory procession in the area and started bursting crackers and celebrating in front of Dhinghan's residence, police said.
Some of Dhingan's supporters questioned their presence in the area and directed them to vacate the place, after which a clash ensued between the two camps, police said.
Police soon reached the spot and brought the situation under control. However, an FIR was registered late in the night following a complaint from Dhingan and a statement by his wife that AAP members allegedly entered their house and misbehaved with her.
AAP MLA from Seemapuri, Dharmendra Singh Koli, was booked on Monday on charges of molestation and rioting on a complaint by former Congress legislator Veer Singh Dhingan who was defeated by Koli in the Assembly polls.