New Delhi: Another sleaze scandal has rocked Delhi's ruling AAP, with a case of sexual harassment registered against its MLA Amanatullah Khan on a complaint by his sister-in-law, forcing him to quit as city's Waqf Board Chairman.
The complainant 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, he 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.
On Saturday, the Okhla legislator, who was also a member of the State Haj Committee, sent his resignation letter to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
His resignation came two days after the Anti-Corruption Branch of the Delhi government raided the Delhi Waqf Board office in connection with an alleged recruitment scam involving Khan.
In his letter, Khan stated that he has "run out of patience" of issuing clarifications to the public pleading innocence over a number of allegations levelled against him and his family members.
"Some people dislike my honesty and service and false allegations are being levelled against me and my family to frame us. I want to be free from all the responsibilities given to me by the government and therefore I tender my resignation from all the posts," Khan said.
Speaking in the Delhi Assembly on Friday, Khan defended himself saying he had made the "contractual" recruitments following due procedures. Waqf Board was reeling under shortage of staff which necessitated the appointments, he said.
The AAP had recently expelled former Delhi minister Sandeep Kumar from the party after a CD purportedly showing him in a "compromising" position with a woman went viral.
The woman has accused Kumar, who is currently in prison, of rape.