Delhi assistant Mla Amanatullah Khan arrested after Acb found Rs 12 Lakh Cash, Gun during raid


By PTI IST (Released)

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The ACB had raided four premises on Friday in connection with alleged irregularities in the recruitment of the Delhi Waqf Board and arrested Khan, also its chairman.

Delhi police have arrested Hamid Ali, a close associate of Aam Aadmi party MP Amanatullah Khan, after a raid by the anti-corruption wing, officials said on Saturday. The ACB had raided four premises on Friday in connection with alleged irregularities in the recruitment of the Delhi Waqf Board and arrested Khan, also its chairman.

Ali’s property was also among the places ACB searched. According to officials, they recovered an unlicensed weapon, Rs 12 lakh in cash, and some cartridges from his premises. Ali, a resident of Jamia Nagar, was arrested by the South Eastern District Police under the Weapons Act.

On Friday, police said three FIRs were recorded after the ACB raid. One of them was against Ali (54) after a weapon without a license and a few cartridges were recovered from him. He was arrested in this case, a senior police officer said. The second case was registered against Kaushar Imam Siddique, a resident of Jogabai Extension, in the Arms Act. A domestically made pistol and three live ammunition were recovered from his premises, the officer said, adding that he was evading arrest.

In total, the ACB seized Rs 24 lakh in cash and two unlicensed weapons during the raids. Earlier, the ACB summoned Khan in a case relating to alleged financial embezzlement and other irregularities in the functioning of the Delhi Waqf Board.

An FIR in relation to the alleged wrongdoing within the board had already been filed. According to this FIR, Khan illegally recruited 32 people in violation of all government standards and guidelines, and engaged in corruption and patronage. The former CEO of the Waqf Board had issued a statement against him and also issued a memorandum against illegal recruitment, the ACB statement said on Friday.

As the ACB team reached Khan’s residence to arrest him, she was allegedly attacked by her relatives and other people known to the MLA, the ACB said. The third case was recorded for obstructing ACB officials in the performance of their duties. Those involved are being identified, police said.


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