AAP Again: MLA Amanatullah Khan booked for sexual harassment
Weeks after the sex-tape controversy involving former AAP leader Sandeep Kumar , in a fresh embarrassment for the Delhi ruling party’s, MLA Amantullah Khan resigned as chairman of city’s Waqf Board and also offered to resign as MLA and PAC committee after a case of sexual harassment was registered against him on a complaint by his sister-in-law.
According to media report, a case of sexual harassment has been registered against Khan in southeast Delhi’s Jamia Nagar Police station on a complaint by his relative. The development came two-days after the Anti-Corruption Branch raided the Delhi Waqf Board office.
Complainant has also accused her husband of demanding dowry and building pressure on her to get intimate with the AAP legislator.
Police official said a case under IPC sections 354(A)(sexual harassment), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), 120B (punishment of criminal conspiracy) and 498A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) has been registered against Amanatullah and the woman’s husband and probe is on.
The Aam Aadmi Party, however, has not accepted Khan’s resignation as the MLA and PAC member even as he is required to submit his resignation as the legislator to Delhi Assembly Speaker as per the laid down rules.
Khan alleged he was being framed in false cases as he is an MLA of Aam Aadmi Party and was exposing corruption in the Waqf Board.
“I and my wife have nothing to do with my brother-in-law’s wife for four years. She has framed me in wrong case. On Board’s land, a hotel has come up and that I raised this issue and registered complaint with ACB. I had also exposed financial irregularities of Rs 280 crore in the Board.
“I wanted to construct schools, hospitals on Board’s land. What is my fault? Why am I being framed? Because,I was the Chairman of Waqf Board and exposing corruption in it one by one,” Khan told reporters.
Last week, former AAP minister Sandeep Kumar, who handled the Women and Child Welfare ministry in Delhi government, was arrested after a woman alleged that he had drugged and raped her around a year ago.
Before his arrest, a CD allegedly showing him in a compromising position with two women had kicked off controversy.
Minutes after the video surfaced in media and social networking sites, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had announced the removal of Kumar as minister and later, he was also suspended from the party.