Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court on Saturday remanded AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan’s Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) to four-day police custody in connection with the Delhi Waqf Board corruption case. ACB arrested Amanatullah on Friday. The ACB had sought 14-day police custody of Amanatullah, but the court, after hearing the arguments, remanded the AAP leader to four-day custody.
It is alleged that while working as the chairman of Delhi Waqf Board, Amanatullah illegally recruited 32 persons in violation of all norms and government guidelines. He has been accused of corruption and favoritism.
The then CEO of Delhi Waqf Board had issued a memorandum against such illegal recruitments.
Further, it has been alleged that as the chairman of the Delhi Waqf Board, Amanatullah had illegally rented out several properties of the board.
Amanatullah had allegedly misused Delhi Waqf Board funds which included grants-in-aid from the Delhi government.
“From the inputs received during interrogation and based on information gathered by the Anti-Corruption Branch, searches were conducted at four places. Rs 24 lakh in cash and two unlicensed arms and live cartridges were seized from these places.
ACB’s additional CP Madhur Verma said, “Also, at a place near Amanatullah’s residence, the ACP’s search team was attacked by relatives of the AAP leader and other known persons.”