Amanatullah Khan, an AAP MLA, was taken into custody following raids in a case of corruption.

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Amanatullah Khan, an AAP lawmaker, was arrested by the Delhi Police Anti-Corruption Branch on Friday. Following the discovery of “incriminating material and evidence against him” during today’s searches, Amanatullah Khan was questioned. 

After conducting raids in relation to hiring violations at the Delhi Waqf Board, police detained Amanatullah Khan.

The head of the Delhi Waqf Board, Amanatullah Khan, is charged with illegally renting out a number of Delhi Waqf Board properties, along with charges of corruption and favouritism, according to a police statement. He is also accused of stealing money from the Delhi Waqf Board, including donations from the Delhi government.

The then-CEO of the Delhi Waqf Board had clearly released a statement and issued a memorandum against such unauthorised recruitment, the Anti-Corruption Bureau’s ACP noted after the AAP MLA’s detention.

The statement continued, “There are allegations of corruption and favouritism that Amanatullah Khan, in his capacity as chairman of the Delhi Waqf Board, illegally rented off a number of Delhi Waqf Board assets.” He is also charged with stealing money from the Delhi Waqf Board, including grants and assistance from the Delhi government.

ACB agents searched four locations in Delhi on Friday. During the searches, two illegal and unlicensed firearms, cartridges, and ammo were found in addition to about Rs 24 lakh in cash. 

Amanatullah Khan has been detained in accordance with case FIR No. 05/2020 of PS ACB, GNCT of Delhi based on the questioning of Amanatullah Khan and the recovery of incriminating material and evidence against him as well as the recovery during the searches conducted on September 16,” the police stated in a statement.

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