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Okhla MLA Amanatullah is back as Waqf Board chief; AAP rejects resignation: Source

A day after Okhla AAP MLA Amanatullah resigned from all posts, including Delhi Waqf Board chairman, following a case of sexual harassment registered against him on a complaint by his sister-in-law that the MLA has refuted all charges, OKHLATIMES.COM has learned from reliable sources that his resignation has been rejected by the AAP.

Khan’s close associate Mahmood Ahmed told OKHLATIMES.COM that in a Press release held today, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has rejected the resignation meaning that he will continue to be Waq Board chairman, and other posts that he had resigned including PAC member and Hajj Committee member.

In the resignation letter Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the MLA who once again grabbed media limelight on Saturday for the wrong reason, wrote: “I have been working wholeheartedly to serve people of Delhi. But some people are not liking my honesty and dedication. My family and I are being accused of false allegations. I am tired of defending myself in front of the public…Therefore I would like to get relieved of all responsibilities party has given me, I resign from all the posts.”

His resignation came two days after the Anti-Corruption Branch of the Delhi government raided the Delhi Waqf Board office here in connection with an alleged recruitment scam involving Khan.

MLA Khan’s sister-in-law approached Jamia Nagar police station alleging that Khan had put pressure on her to get into a physical relationship with him, a senior police officer said.

She also accused her husband of demanding dowry and putting pressure on her to get “physically intimate” with Khan, the officer added.

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.

However, Khan has refuted all the charges.

It was in July when Khan had run into trouble for allegedly threatening a 35-year-old local woman. He was arrested but later granted bail.

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