Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday stated that the resignation of AAP MLA Amantullah Khan will not be accepted since the complaint against him has been filed by a relative.
Amanatullah Khan on Saturday resigned as Political Affairs Committee (PAC) member and MLA from the Aam Aadmi Party after a case of sexual harassment was filed against him. The complainant is Khan’s sister-in-law, who has also filed a complaint against her husband over a dowry allegation.
In her complaint, she mentioned that her husband was pressurising her into getting intimate with Khan.
A case under IPC sections 354(A)(sexual harassment), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), 120B (punishment of criminal conspiracy) and 498A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) has been registered against Khan and the woman’s husband.
A senior police officer reported that a probe has been launched and the investigation is on.
However, the Aam Aadmi Party has not accepted Khan’s resignation as the MLA and PAC member even as he is required to submit his resignation as the legislator to Delhi Assembly Speaker as per the laid down rules.
Khan has alleged that he is being framed in a false case as he is an MLA of Aam Aadmi Party and was exposing corruption in the Waqf Board.
“I and my wife have nothing to do with my brother-in-law’s wife for four years. She has framed me in wrong case. On Board’s land, a hotel has come up and that I raised this issue and registered complaint with ACB. I had also exposed financial irregularities of Rs 280 crore in the Board.
“I wanted to construct schools, hospitals on Board’s land. What is my fault? Why am I being framed? Because, I was the Chairman of Waqf Board and exposing corruption in it one by one,” Khan told reporters here.
Asked whether he has resigned from all posts, he replied he has quit from all posts including as MLA, PAC member, saying that he is just a party worker now.
On Khan’s resignation offer, AAP state convenor Dilip Pandey said, “He (Khan) has said what he had to. It is now up to the media to interpret the way it wants to.”
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.