Sunday, September 11th, 2016

AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan resigns

Narada Desk | September 11, 2016 6:49 am Print
In his resignation letter, the legislator Okhla, who was the Delhi Waqf Board chairman and a member of the State Haj Committee, said he was being framed in false cases

The Aam Aadmi Party MLA, Amanatullah Khan resigned on Saturday from all positions in the party after his sister-in-law lodged an FIR against him, accusing him of sexual harassment, ANI has reported.

An FIR alleging molestation, sexual harassment, dowry harassment and threat was registered against him at the Jamia Nagar police prior to which he had already put in his papers.

In his resignation letter, the legislator Okhla, who was the Delhi Waqf Board chairman and a member of the State Haj Committee, said he was being framed in false cases.

“We are related, but I haven’t met her in three years. Police are after me without any proof, would a BJP leader be treated the same way. My only fault is the fact that I’m from the Aam Aadmi Party,” he said.

According to police, the complainant alleged she was being tortured and harassed for dowry, allegedly by her husband and in-laws. The woman claimed the MLA demanded sexual favours from her. She also accused her husband of allegedly pressuring her to do as the MLA said.

The resignation came in just two days after Anti-Corruption Branch raided Delhi Waqf Board office in connection with alleged recruitment scam, said reports. The Aam Aadmi Party has already come under fire over several controversies.

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