AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan Sent To 4-Day ACB Custody In Wakf Board Corruption Case

A special CBI court granted 4-day custody to ACB for questioning AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan in a corruption case related to the alleged misappropriation of Waqf Board funds.

By Anushka Vats
Sat, 17 Sep 2022 06:30 PM IST
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AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan Sent To 4-Day ACB Custody In Wakf Board Corruption Case
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AAM AADMI Party (AAP) MLA Amanatullah Khan has been sent to four-day custody on Saturday in connection to Waqf Board Corruption Case.

Earlier, Delhi Police arrested Hamid Ali, a close aide of Amanatullah Khan after the Delhi's Anti Corruption Branch conducted a raid under the Arms Act on Saturday.

The South East District Police lodged two FIRs against the AAP MLA's aides Hamid Ali and Kausar Imam Siddique, while the third one was lodged for obstructing the ACB's raid party in the discharge of government work.

The police registered its first case against a close aide of Khan, Hamid Ali (54) under the Arms Act. Ali was arrested by the police earlier in the day after the ACB conducted raids at his premises and recovered one illegal weapon, some live cartridges, and Rs 12 lakh from his possession.

The second case has been registered against Kausar Imam Siddique alias Laddan, from whom one country-made pistol and three live rounds were recovered.

As per the information, Siddique is currently evading arrest.

The AAP MLA was arrested after the ACB raided four locations related to Khan and his business partner, from where cash and weapons were recovered.

As per an official statement, Khan while working as Chairman of Delhi Waqf Board illegally recruited 32 persons violating all norms and government guidelines and with allegations of corruption and favoritism.

The statement further said that four locations were searched based on the inputs received while questioning and on the basis of information developed by the Anti-Corruption Branch.

Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday took a dig at the ruling government for arresting Khan and said, “It looks like they are suffering a lot in Gujarat.”

“First they arrested Satyendra Jain. They were not able to present any evidence even after repeatedly asking the court. Then they conducted a raid on Manish's house but nothing was found. Now Amanatullah has been arrested, many more MLAs will be arrested," Kejriwal tweeted.

(With inputs from the agency)

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