Okhla MLA Amanatullah who surrendered before police today as cops refused to arrest him. He came out after a few hours from police station.
He surrendered around 1:30 pm accompanied with large number of his supporters in a case of sexual harassment registered against him on a complaint by his sister-in-law that the MLA has vehemently denied.
The news of him not being arrested spread like wildfire with his supporters camping outside the police station heaving a sigh of relief. After surrendering to the police with some of his supporters, the MLA told the media after getting out that police didn’t arrest him in the case today.
Amanatullah wrote this on his timeline: “आज में दिल्ली पुलिस के बुलावे पर खुद अपनी गिरफ़्तारी देने के लिए जामिया नगर पुलिस थाने गया मेने थाने में अपनी बात पूरी मज़बूती से रखी, उनके पारिवारिक सम्बन्ध और सारे सबूत ,उसके तलाक के कागजात हमने पुलिस के सामने रखे सारे सुबूत देखने के बाद पुलिस ने कहा आप की गिरफ़्तारी करना मुनासिब नहीं है। अब पुलिस जमा किए गए कागज़ात की बुनियाद पर अब जाँच करेगी। जो उनको पहले करना चाहिए था। आज अवाम की पुलिस पर नाराज़गी साफ़ दिख रही थी । मेरे साथ विधायक दिनेश मोहनिया जी सही राम जी अवतार सिंह कालकाजी और अजय दत्त जी भी मौजूद थे”
Speculations whether police will arrest him or not were high since morning as the media stationed outside the police station was talking among them. Half an hour before his release, a reporter of mainstream media was heard talking that the MLA would not be arrested. It is understood that police will take action as required per the law. And moreover, it was also known that the MLA was not asked to surrender.
The MLA has denied the allegation against him.
“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.
MLA Khan’s lawyer Kamrna Mallik said in domestic cases it is the main accused who is arrested and not far away relatives.