In fresh trouble for Aam Aadmi Party MLA Amanatullah Khan, the Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday registered a case against him in connection with an alleged recruitment scam in the Delhi Waqf Board.
Earlier in October, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung had declared the reconstitution of the Delhi Waqf Board and the appointment of its chairman and its CEO as ‘illegal and void ab initio’, in a move that escalated the stand-off between the AAP government and Jung. While Amanatullah had been appointed chairman of the Board, retired IPS officer Mehboob Alam had been appointed its CEO.
Both appointments were struck down by the LG “for not having obtained the approval of the competent authority”. Responding at the LG’s order, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had claimed that “obstacles” were being created to hamper the “good work” being done by the AAP government.
Amanatullah, who represents Okhla constituency in South Delhi, was also arrested in September in connection with a sexual harassment case filed by his relative. Last month, Delhi Police had registered an FIR against the controversial MLA and his supporters for allegedly threatening a group of protesters who were staging a demonstration over civic problems in his constituency.