Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Enforcement Directorate seeks arrest warrant against AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan

The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday moved a Delhi court seeking an arrest warrant against Aam Aadmi Party MLA Amanatullah Khan in connection with alleged irregularities in appointments to the Delhi Waqf Board.

Rakesh Syal, the special judge at the court for the Enforcement Directorate, posted the matter for April 18 as the ED sought time to file certain documents in support of the application, PTI reported.

“Fresh application for issuance of open ended non-bailable warrant against Amanatullah Khan has been received from the Bail and Filing Section,” the judge said. “It will be checked and registered as per rules SPP [special public prosecutor] for ED seeks some time to file certain documents in support of the application.”

The case pertains to alleged irregularities in appointments and misappropriation of funds in the Delhi Waqf Board during the chairmanship of Khan.

In January, the the central law enforcement agency had filed a chargesheet in the case. However, the MLA from the Okhla constituency, was not named as an accused person.

Earlier this week, a Delhi court issued a summons to Khan to appear before it on April 20 after the ED moved an application seeking initiation of trial against the Okhla MLA for not complying with the summons by the central agency. According to ED, Khan had not adhered to the summons issued to him for questioning on January 23, January 31, February 9, February 19, February 26, and March 4.

On 16 September 2022, the Anti-Corruption Branch, which reports to Delhi’s lieutenant governor, arrested Khan hours after the police conducted raids at multiple locations related to the MLA. Khan was granted bail on September 28, 2022.

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