EXCL: ACB Wants To Take Amanatullah To Telangana, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Gujarat

The Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) has found out that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Amanatullah Khan, along with two of his associates Hamid Ali and Kausar Imam Siddiqui, was allegedly running a “racket” of buying and selling properties

NEW DELHI | Updated: 18 September, 2022 10:59 am IST

The Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) has found out that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Amanatullah Khan, along with two of his associates Hamid Ali and Kausar Imam Siddiqui, was allegedly running a “racket” of buying and selling properties from Delhi to Bihar, Telangana, Uttarakhand, and Gujarat.

The agency unearthed this while probing alleged irregularities and corruption in Delhi Waqf Board. It said Khan’s thorough interrogation was required to uncover the whole conspiracy and to arrest those who were acting on his behalf.

Khan was arrested by the ACB on Friday. On Saturday, he was produced before the court from where he was remanded in police custody for four days. The ACB had sought 14 days of custody.

According to the remand application, a copy of which is with The New Indian, “Four different teams of ACB, each led by the officers of the rank of ACP, raided the premises of close associates and conduit of the accused. During the search, Rs 24 lakh in cash, arms and ammunition and documents related to sale and purchase of immovable property were recovered”.

The remand copy says a diary and notebook were also recovered, which were duly maintained date-wise and clearly suggest the transaction of money worth crores involving the accused.

It also said the accused may be taken to different parts of the country, including Telangana, Bihar, Uttarakhand, and Gujarat where money trails have been found and investments in properties made.

 

The ACB officials have recovered documents of sale and purchase of properties and three diaries from the houses of Ali and Siddiqui. The diaries contain date-wise transactions of money worth crores, said ACB sources.

Sources said the documents related to the sale and purchase of properties in Delhi, Bihar, Telangana, Uttarakhand, and Gujarat have been recovered from the raids conducted in Jamia and Okhla areas on Friday. One document suggested that 34 flats were sold out in Nainital by the accused persons.

During the hearing, the ACB informed the court that Khan had appointed 32 employees in the Waqf Board by violating the government procedure.

The agency also told the court that 22 out of 33 persons are only from his constituencies. The agency also said that its team was attacked when it went for a raid in Jamia Nagar on Friday. It produced a mobile video in the court where ACP Rajinder Kumar was allegedly heckled by supporters of Khan.

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