New Delhi: AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan was unanimously elected as the chairman of Delhi Waqf Board. Amanatullah Khan had resigned from the post two years ago after allegations of corruption. The five members elected Khan as the next chairman of the body. His name was proposed by nominated member Razia Sultana and seconded by another nominated member Naeem Fatima.
Delhi Waqf Board that oversees management of over 2,000 valuable properties including land, buildings, shops and graveyards spread across the city was reconstituted last week. The newly constituted board comprised six members including Khan.
Earlier Khan had held the post of chairman for nearly six months. But he had resigned in September 2016 after allegations of irregularities.
Other Board members include Himal Akhtar, a member of the Delhi State Bar Council, Choudhary Shareef Ahmed as an elected member, while Razia Sultana, Naeem Fatima Kazmi and Amjad Tak have been appointed as nominated members of the Board.
It must be noted that the Delhi Waqf Board had been dissolved in 2016 over allegations of corruption.