Delhi Waqf Board irregularities: Court grants bail to AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan

Updated: Sep 28 2022 11:26PM

New Delhi, Sep 28 (PTI) A Delhi court on Wednesday granted bail to AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan in a case related to alleged irregularities in the Waqf Board, saying that "prima facie the allegations against the accused are not grave and serious in nature".

According to the FIR, Khan while working as chairman of the Delhi Waqf Board had indulged in several irregularities, including illegally recruiting 32 people by violating all norms and government guidelines.

The court said that as per the statement of the Waqf Board's CEO, it was “prima facie shown that the accused being the Chairman of Delhi Waqf Board went ahead with the recruitment in violation of the instruction of the Delhi government, just to favour his relatives and members of his constituency." But, there was no material on record to show that Khan had received a bribe from any contractual employee, the court said.