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Will Okhla MLA Amanatullah be arrested again?

With a case of sexual harassment registered against Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan on a complaint by his sister-in-law on Friday, the buzz in locality is: will the MLA be arrested? The question is hard to answer. 

However, a few minutes ago, OKhla MLA Khan, who was arrested earlier on charges of threatening a local woman with rape and murder, but released wrote this on his timeline fearing for his arrest anytime.

“मुझे दिल्ली पुलिस की कार्ये शैली पर पूरा भरोसा है कि आज मुझे गिरफ्तार ज़रूर करलेगी पड़े ही हाल ही में ओखला में हुए गैंग रेप के आरोपी खुले आम घूम रहे हों शायद इनको ऐसा लगता है कि समाज को सबसे ज़्यादा खतरा आम आदमी पार्टी के विधायकों से है इसलिए इनको जेल में ही रखा जाये,” he wrote.

Also, a leading TV channel has been parking in the locality for hours.

A case under IPC sections 354A (sexual harassment), 506 (criminal intimidation), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 498A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) was registered against Khan and the woman’s husband, said the officer.

Khan has refuted these charges, and said 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 had told reporters on Friday after tendering his resignation from all posts that has been rejected by AAP on Saturday.

In a Press conference, Sisodia said the controversy surrounding him is his “family’s internal dispute” which is being given “political colour”.

“We checked facts in Amantullah Khan matter as in other cases. It is his family’s internal matter. The dispute is within his brother-in-law’s family. It is being said Khan’s brother-in-law and the latter’s wife had divorced. Amantullah is not even communicating with them.

“Family’s internal matter is being given political colour. He is being dragged in the matter because he has been unearthing Waqf land scams with honesty. Those who understand about Waqf issues, are aware how influential people have grabbed Waqf lands. Amantullah is stopping these scams and hence, is being targeted.

“He had given resignation in pain. His family issue was being dragged. He sent out a very emotional letter to us. But our probe as not found anything. I spoke to the Chief Minister (Arvind Kejriwal) and also other leaders and we have decided to not accept his resignation,” Sisodia told reporter. 

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