Newly-elected AAP MLA from Seemapuri, Dharmendra Singh Koli, was on Monday booked on charges of molestation and rioting on a complaint by Congress leader Veer Singh Dhinghan, who lost to him in the Assembly election, the police said.

Mr. Koli, the party’s youngest MLA, refuted the charges, saying it was “a fake case” and “an attempt to malign my image,” while the AAP said prima facie it seemed to be an attempt to malign the image of the party.

“Also, it seems that it is a fake case as the incident happened in the morning and a complaint was filed late in the night. Koli will be expelled from the party if the allegations are found true but a defamation suit will be filed if they turn out to be false,” the AAP said in a statement.

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