Delhi house of AAP’s Amanatullah Khan searched in money laundering case


New Delhi,Updated: October 10, 2023 09:02 IST

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday raided the Delhi residence of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Amanatullah Khan in a money laundering case.

The ED has initiated proceedings based on two FIRs filed by the Delhi Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The cases relate to recruitment irregularities for the Delhi Waqf Board, where Khan serves as chairman.

The searches are being conducted under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

Amanatullah Khan, the 49-year-old representative of Okhla constituency in the Delhi Assembly, was arrested by the Delhi ACB last year in the same case, and was later granted bail in September 2022.

The case was based on a complaint alleging that during his tenure as chairman of the Delhi Waqf Board, Khan had illegally recruited 32 people in violation of all norms and government guidelines. Allegations of corruption and favoritism were also leveled against him in the complaint.

The raid at Khan’s residence came after AAP leader and Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday (October 4) in connection with a money laundering case linked to Delhi’s liquor policy.

Singh is the second high-profile leader, after former deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, to be arrested in the case, in a major shock to Delhi’s ruling AAP. The party has termed Singh’s arrest as an “authoritarian step” by the Narendra Modi government.

Date of publication:

10 October 2023

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