New Delhi, Sept. 12 -- A Delhi court on Wednesday granted interim protection from any coercive steps to AAP MLA from Model Town, Akhilesh Pati Tripathi, after he sought anticipatory bail in connection to an FIR filed against him by officials of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation.

Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar also sought a response from the Delhi police on the plea which contended that the MLA was being falsely implicated and that this FIR was in response to the complaints Tripathi had made against the applicant.

"Let notice of the application be issued to the state/concerned SHO returnable on September 13 at 2pm. Till the next date of hearing, no coercive steps be taken against the applicant Akhileshpati Tripathi," the judge said in ...