ACB probes Waqf Board ‘recruitment scam’; Amanatullah targets Najeeb Jung.
A “preliminary enquiry” into alleged “recruitment scam” in Delhi Waqf Board has been launched by the Anti-Corruption Branch. Following which, Okhla AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan termed the move as an “interference” in working of the body by Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung.
“We have sent a letter seeking details of serving personnel as well as recruitment process of Delhi Waqf Board on a complaint received by us. We are doing preliminary inquiry and sought the details for the purpose,” said a senior ACB officer. It is understood that the move was taken after complaint filed by one Mohammad Mustafa.
The Delhi Waqf Board chairman Amanatullah Khan said recruitments at the Board were conducted with due legal process and alleged Jung was creating “hindrance” in working of the body, reported PTI.
“We have followed all the due legal procedures in recruitments and not only ACB, even a CBI inquiry cannot find any irregularity in it. The LG is knowingly creating hurdles in working of Waqf Board,” Khan told reporters, adding that since Delhi Waqf Board is trying to take back its 300 properties “encroached by DDA”, the Central Government was trying to “deviate” it from its goal.
It would be interesting to see the results of the probe, said sources.