AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan resigns from all posts

The Delhi Waqf Board Chairman is embroiled in an alleged recruitment scam in the Waqf Board where the Anti-Corruption Branch has launched a 'preliminary inquiry' against him.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 10, 2016 8:42 pm
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Aam Aadmi Party MLA Amanatullah Khan on Saturday wrote to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and resigned from all posts, according to ANI. In his letter to Kejriwal, Amanatullah wrote, “I have been working wholeheartedly to serve people of Delhi. But some people are not liking my honesty and dedication. Therefore I would like to get relieved of all responsibilities party has given me, I resign from all posts.”

In his letter, Khan stated that he has “run out of  patience” of issuing clarifications to the public pleading innocence over a number of allegations levelled against him and his family members.

Meanwhile, Khan’s sister-in-law has reportedly filed an FIR against him alleging eve teasing at Jamia Nagar police station in New Delhi.

The Delhi Waqf Board Chairman is embroiled in an alleged recruitment scam in the Waqf Board where the Anti-Corruption Branch has launched a ‘preliminary inquiry’ against him. Khan as termed the move as an “interference” in working of the body by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung. His resignation came two days after the Anti-Corruption
Branch of the Delhi government raided the Delhi Waqf Board office here in connection with an alleged recruitment scam involving Khan.

The Delhi Waqf Board has made recruitments on several posts since Khan became chairman of the body in March. Speaking in the Delhi Assembly yesterday, Khan defended himself saying he had made the “contractual” recruitments following due procedures. Waqf Board was reeling under shortage of staff which necessitated the appointments, he said.