New Delhi, Aug 10 : The Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) of Delhi government has written to the Lieutenant Governor Secretariat to request the demotion of Delhi Waqf Board Chairman Amanatullah Khan from his post according to a source in the LG office.According to the letter it was claimed by the source that the ACB claimed that Khan’s “criminal and bullying character” had been “preventing witnesses from speaking out against his character” and thus hindering an impartial inquiry into corruption case filed against the AAP leader.
In the letter the Special Chief of Police (ACB) said that witnesses in the case were scared of the Aam Aadmi Party legislator due to his “aggressive behavior” and his post in the Delhi Waqf Board, the source claimed.
In this regard the ACB has requested Khan’s Removal from office until the conclusion of the investigation in the case that relates to financial fraud in the accounts of the banks of Waqf Board, creation of Tenancy in Waqf Board properties, corruption in the purchase of vehicles, and the illegal appointment of 33 employees in the violation of the rules of service, among other.
A case in this respect was registered by the ACB in January of 2020.
“People are scared of Amanatullah Khan due to his of his aggressive character and past conduct that are hindering witnesses from speaking out about him freely and honestly.
Therefore, a fair investigation cannot be carried out in this case for as it continues to be Amanatullah Khan continues to hold the position of the Chairman of Delhi Waqf Board,” the letter reads according to the source.
“As at the time of writing there are currently 23 criminal cases filed against him.In of the 23 cases, two are awaiting trial, and seven cases are under investigation with different police stations (including one case with the CBI).In light of all of this, it’s suggested that Amanatullah’s name be exiled from the Delhi Waqf Board till the conclusion of the investigation in the above mentioned case,” the ACB chief was said to have stated in the letter.
The ACB letter is in the following of the report of the investigating officer (IO) in the case that explains the threats made by Amanatullah Khan to witnesses, the source claimed.