AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan quits as Delhi Waqf Board chairman, says he is being 'framed'

New Delhi: Two-days after the Anti-Corruption Branch raided the Delhi Waqf Board office, AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan on Saturday resigned as its chairman claiming that he was being "framed in false cases".

AAP MLA Amanthulla Khan. Twitter

AAP MLA Amanathulla Khan. Twitter

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 here 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.

Updated Date: Sep 10, 2016 21:29 PM

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