Delhi Waqf Board recruitment irregularities | Court sends AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan to 14 days judicial custody

Anti-Corruption Branch, in a case related to alleged irregularities in the Delhi Waqf Board recruitment, arrested Amanatullah Khan on September 16

September 26, 2022 05:08 pm | Updated 05:08 pm IST - New Delhi

AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan being produced at the Rouse Avenue court, in New Delhi on September 26, 2022.

AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan being produced at the Rouse Avenue court, in New Delhi on September 26, 2022. | Photo Credit: PTI

A Delhi court on September 26 sent AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan to 14 days of judicial custody in a case related to alleged irregularities in the Delhi Waqf Board recruitment.

Special Judge Vikas Dhull passed the order and posted the bail hearing for Khan on Tuesday.

Earlier, on September 21, the court had extended the custodial interrogation of Mr. Khan by five days.

The Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) arrested Mr. Khan after conducting raids at his premises on September 16.

According to the FIR, Mr. Khan, while working as chairman of the Delhi Waqf Board, illegally recruited 32 people by violating all norms and government guidelines.

The then CEO of Delhi Waqf Board had clearly given a statement and issued a memorandum against such illegal recruitment, it said.

Further, it was alleged that Mr. Khan, as chairman of the Delhi Waqf Board, rented out several properties of the Waqf Board illegally amid allegations of corruption and favouritism, it added.

The FIR also alleged that Mr. Khan misappropriated funds of the Waqf Board comprising grants-in-aid from the Delhi Government.

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