Adding to the woes of Aam Aadmi Party, MLA Amanatullah Khan today wrote to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to announce his resignation from all posts, as per ANI.
Amanatullah, in his letter the AAP chief, said, “I have been working wholeheartedly to serve people of Delhi. But some people are not liking my honesty and dedication. Therefore I would like to get relieved of all responsibilities party has given me, I resign from all posts.”
The Chairman of the Delhi Waqf Board is involved in an alleged recruitment scam in the board. The Anti-Corruption Branch has launched a ‘preliminary inquiry’ against him in the matter.
The Waqf Board has made recruitments on several posts since Khan took over its charge.
A case of sexual harassment has been registered against Khan in southeast Delhi's Jamia Nagar Police station on a complaint by his relative. Complainant has also accused her husband of demanding dowry and building pressure on her to get intimate with the AAP legislator.
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, a senior police officer said.
However, the Aam Aadmi Party has not accepted Khan's resignation as the MLA and PAC member even as he is required to sumbit his resignation as the legislator to Delhi Assembly Speaker as per the laid down rules.
Crying foul play, 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.
Asked whether he has resigned from all posts, he replied he has quit from all posts including as MLA, PAC member, saying that he is just a party worker now.
On Khan's resignation offer, AAP state convenor Dilip Pandey said, "He (Khan) has said what he had to. It is now up to the media to interrupt the way it wants to."
In his letter, Khan stated that he has "run out of patience" of issuing clarifications to the public pleading innocence over a number of allegations levelled against him and his family members.
Earlier, former AAP MLA Sandeep Kumar was arrested on September 3 after a woman approached police complaining of sexual harassment against the former Social Welfare and Women and Child Development minister, following which a case was filed.
The woman had figured in an objectionable video with him. Kumar has been booked under sections 376 (rape), 328 (causing hurt by means of poison with intent to commit an offence) of IPC, under section 67A (punishment for publishing or transmitting of material containing sexually explicit act) of IT Act and Section 7 (public servant taking gratification for an official act) of Prevention of Corruption Act.