Amanatullah Khan, his aides earned crores, claims complainant in Waqf board graft case

A day after Amanatullah Khan was sent to four-day police custody in connection with Delhi Waqf board graft case, the complainant alleged that the AAP MLA and his close aides earned crores of Rupees in the scam.

AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Branch on Friday in a case related to alleged irregularities in the Delhi Waqf Board recruitment.

Speaking to India Today, the complainant in the case, Hafiz Irshad Qureshi, alleged that several people were recruited to the Board by violating all norms and government guidelines. He further alleged that some of those who were appointed were related or close to Amanatullah Khan.

Hafiz Irshad Qureshi claimed that corruption had been going on for the past four years, adding that Amanatullah Khan and his close associates earned crores of Rupees in the scam.

“We only asked Amantallah to do things legally,” the complainant told India Today following the arrest of the AAP MLA.

WHAT AMANATULLAH KHAN’S AIDE TOLD POLICE

On Saturday, the Delhi Police arrested Hamid Ali, Amanatullah Khan’s alleged aide, after an unlicensed pistol and Rs 12 lakh in cash were recovered from his residence during raid on Friday.

Hamid Ali disclosed to the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) that Amanatullah Khan kept weapons and cash in his house and that all the transactions were done on his instructions.

Hamid Ali told the police, “I am originally from UP’s Bulandshahr and do property-related work in Delhi. From the very beginning, I am associated with AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan. I look after the financial matters of MLA Amanatullah Khan and all property transactions are done as per his instructions.”

“Today (Friday), the Anti-Corruption Branch raided my house and from my house one country-made pistol, live cartridges, and approximately Rs 12,09,000 were recovered. The country-made pistol, cartridges and Rs 12,09,000 was given to me by MLA Amanatullah Khan. He asked me to keep it and told me that he would tell me what to do with this pistol, cartridges and money, if needed.”

(With inputs from Arvind Ojha)

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