Delhi court issues notice to AAP MLA Amanatullah & others in Waqf board irregularities case

Delhi court issues notice to AAP MLA Amanatullah & others in Waqf board irregularities case

New Delhi: A Delhi court after taking cognizance of Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) chargesheet issued notice to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from Okhla, Amanatullah Khan and others, in Delhi Waqf board irregularities case for appearing on November 23.
CBI Special Judge MK Nagpal after taking cognizance said, “There were sufficient grounds for proceeding against eleven accused persons for commission of the offence of criminal conspiracy, punishable under Section 120-B (Punishment for criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code and other sections under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
The Court said,”Cognizance of the alleged offences is taken accordingly by this court against all the above accused persons chargesheeted in this case and they all are directed to be summoned for next date. None of them is found to have been arrested by the IO during investigation of the case. Hence, let their summons for appearance on 23.11.2022”.
In this matter, CBI has accused Khan of making illegal appointments in the Delhi Waqf Board in violation of provisions and by abusing his office as the chairman. CBI alleged that Khan appointed Alam to the CEO’s post which was a “wrongful or illegal appointment”. Khan has also been accused of irregularities in the Waqf Board in an anti-corruption branch (ACB) case.
CBI has alleged that in this matter appointments have been made in furtherance of a criminal conspiracy hatched between Khan, Alam and the other nine named accused persons, who were appointed to different posts against provisions contained in the Delhi Waqf Act, 1995 and the rules and regulations framed thereunder, being either related or known to Khan.
It is alleged that the appointments were made in an arbitrary manner and without following the due process of law and the remunerations fixed for the above appointed accused persons were also on a higher scale.
UNI

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