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Amanatullah Khan leaves ED office post midnight after being questioned in Waqf Board case

Apr 19, 2024 05:28 AM IST

AAP MP Sanjay Singh reached Amanatullah's house late on Thursday night. AAP released the Okhla MLA's message on social media.

AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan left the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) office in Delhi post-midnight on Friday after being questioned in the Delhi Waqf Board case. He has been summoned in the case again by the ED next week.

Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan appeared before the ED on Thursday after the Supreme Court denied anticipatory bail to him. (PTI)
Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan appeared before the ED on Thursday after the Supreme Court denied anticipatory bail to him. (PTI)

Late on Thursday night, AAP leader Sanjay Singh claimed the Enforcement Directorate was preparing to arrest AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan in a 'fabricated case' and he was going to meet his family. The developments came after the Okhla MLA appeared before the ED for questioning on Thursday itself. “Modi Government is fully engaged in Operation Lotus. Ministers and MLAs are being arrested by making fake cases against them. Preparations are being made by the ED to arrest @KhanAmanatullah by fabricating a baseless case against him. The dictatorship will end soon. I am going to meet his family,” Sanjay Singh tweeted. As Sanjay Singh reached Amanatullah's house, he said he wanted to first meet the family members before commenting.

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AAP released a message from Amanatullah Khan in which he said he was being arrested for not bowing down to the pressure of the BJP. "For the last 2 years, all agencies of the Centre are after me. They want me to resign, to leave Kejriwal's side and provide evidence against Kejriwal. I didn't do it and so today they arrested me. But I will work the same for Okhla from jail. There is no need to be worried. I will not betray Arvind Kejriwal ji," Amanatullah Khan said in the video.

5th AAP leader to be in jail

Though ED has not yet confirmed the arrest, going by the AAP's claim, Amanatullah will be the 5th AAP leader to be arrested including Satyendar Jain, Manish Sisodia, Sanjay Singh, Arvind Kejriwal. Sanjay Singh who was arrested in the liquor police case recently got a regular bail.

What is the allegation against Amanatullah Khan?

According to the complaints, Amanatullah Khan acquired "huge proceeds of crime" in cash through illegal recruitment of staff in the Delhi Waqf Board and invested those to purchase immovable assets in the name of his associates. The Supreme Court recently declined anticipatory bail to him and asked him to appear before the ED questioning following which he went to the ED office on Thursday. Hours later, he was arrested, the AAP claimed.

 

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