Amanatullah Khan member of Delhi’s legislative assembly representing Okhla constituency and serving the chairman of Delhi Waqf Board, is currently under investigation.
The Enforcement Directorate government agency focusing on financial crimes, is conducting searches at Khan’s residence as part of money-laundering inquiry. The investigation is based on allegations of corruption and illegal appointments within Delhi Waqf Board.
Investigation under Money Laundering Law
The authorities are acting under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) law aimed preventing money laundering and other financial crimes. The investigation stems from cases filed by Delhi Anti-Corruption Bureau and Central Bureau of Investigation against Khan. These cases involve accusations of corruption related to unauthorized appointments made during Khan’s tenure as the chairman of Delhi Waqf Board.
Previous Arrest and Current Searches
Previously, Khan had been arrested by the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) in a case involving irregularities in appointments, misappropriation of funds, and misuse of his official position. However, he was later released on bail by the Rouse Avenue Court in Delhi.
The ongoing searches at Khan’s residence are part of the efforts to gather evidence regarding the alleged misconduct. Heavy security measures are visible outside his home as the investigation unfolds.
Ensuring Transparency and Upholding the Law
As the investigation progresses, authorities will be examining the claims of illegal appointments made during Khan’s term with the Delhi Waqf Board. The goal is to ensure transparency and uphold the law, addressing any concerns related to corruption and financial irregularities within the public office.