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AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan booked for sexual harassment


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.

Meanwhile, Khan on Saturday resigned from all posts of the party. In his letter to Kejriwal, Amanatullah wrote, “I have been working wholeheartedly to serve people of Delhi. But some people are not liking my honesty and dedication. Therefore I would like to get relieved of all responsibilities party has given me, I resign from all posts.”

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.


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