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Two more Delhi Waqf Board members resign

Waqf members, Mufti Ejaj Arshad Qazmi and Chaudhary Sharif Ahmad told reporters that they have resigned from the membership of the Board and sent their resignation letters to LG Najeeb Jung.

By: PTI | New Delhi |
Updated: October 6, 2016 1:35:59 pm
Waqf, Waqf board, delhi waqf board, waqf members resign, waqf corruption, AAP MLA, MLA Amanatullah Khan, appointment irregularities, india news, indian express AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan accused the members of working ‘at the behest of’ Lt Governor. (Source: File)

Two Delhi Waqf Board members on Wednesday announced their resignation from the body alleging “corruption” and “irregularities in appointments” in the regime of present chairman AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan, who denied the charges.

Members, Mufti Ejaj Arshad Qazmi and Chaudhary Sharif Ahmad told reporters that they have resigned from the membership of the Board and sent their resignation letters to Lt Governor Najeeb Jung.

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The duo levelled allegations of “corruption” and “irregularities in appointments” under the regime of present chairman and AAP MLA from Okhla Amantullah Khan.

The Board is under scanner for the alleged irregularities in Khan’s chairmanship. The Anti-Corruption Branch of Delhi government is probing a complaint of irregularities.

Refuting the allegations, Khan accused the members of working “at the behest of” Lt Governor.

“It’s a new ploy and they are colluding with LG. They wanted me to serve their interests which I refused. Everything will be clear in next few days,” Khan said.

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Following the resignations of Ejaj and Sharif, the six-member Board has now just two members including Khan.

Two other members including Congress Rajya Sabha MP Parvez Hashmi had resigned from the Board a few months ago.

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