Waqf Board recruitment scam: CBI registers case against AAP legislator Amanatullah Khan

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'.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 25, 2016 8:16 pm
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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.

 

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    Bijan Mohanty
    Nov 25, 2016 at 4:09 pm
    CBI had lost its credibility and is now a tool used by Modi against political opponents.
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      Bijan Mohanty
      Dec 1, 2016 at 9:45 am
      Neither you understand the meaning of slave nor blind . Better join a school once again.
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        dd
        Nov 25, 2016 at 3:30 pm
        AAP is a team of crooks...Khujali is on TOP...
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          IML sood
          Nov 25, 2016 at 3:27 pm
          A thorough enquiry will reveal the hand of Khujli and others Aaptards ministers in this scam as they are always in look out to am money for fighting elections in other states. Even hard earned money of people's in Delhi is being diverted by various dubious means.
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            IML sood
            Nov 25, 2016 at 4:42 pm
            BM and Madhav people are not able like u blind slave of corrupt Khujli.
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              madhav
              Nov 25, 2016 at 3:44 pm
              Now Bhakts got paid for their comments. People are not following, so that, they can stop now.
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                Pankaj Singh
                Nov 25, 2016 at 3:44 pm
                Some one told there is zero corruption in any form in Delhi.
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                  san
                  Nov 26, 2016 at 2:03 am
                  Blind slave - exactly What you are... Bijan Mohanty...
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