New Delhi, October 10, 2023: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) carried out searches at the residences and properties of Amanatullah Khan, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator representing Delhi’s Okhla constituency, as part of a money-laundering investigation under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). News visuals showed the deployment of security personnel outside Khan’s Okhla residence, where the ED raids were carried out.
AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan, 49, also holds the position of Chairman of the Delhi Waqf Board (DWB).
The ED’s action is a follow-up of two separate FIRs – one registered by the Delhi Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and the other by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) – against Khan. These FIRs relate to alleged irregularities by Khan in the appointments and misappropriation of funds through the misuse of the office of DWB Chairman.
Khan was arrested by the ACB in September last year. However, he was subsequently granted bail by Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court.
Raids on Amanatullah’s homes come in the wake of the recent ED raids at the Delhi residence of AAP Member of Parliament Sanjay Singh and his subsequent arrest.
AAP workers staged protests outside the BJP office in Delhi.