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NEW DELHI, Jan. 2, 2024 (TBINN)

Enforcement Directorate (E.D.) today undertook fresh searches at about four-five premises in the National Capital as part of a money laundering probe against Aam Aadmi Party M.L.A. Amanatullah Khan linked to alleged irregularities in recruitment of staff for Delhi Waqf Board, official sources said.

Raids are being carried out under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (P.M.L.A.), sources added.

About four-five premises are being covered by the officials of E.D., they said.

The agency had in October raided the premises of 49-year-old legislator who represents Okhla Constituency in Delhi Assembly. It also arrested three of his alleged associates in this case in November.

The E.D. alleged that Amanatullah Khan acquired huge proceeds of crime in cash from illegal recruitment of staff in the Delhi Waqf Board and invested these for purchasing immovable assets in the name of his associates.

Searches (in October) were conducted in the case related to illegal recruitment of staff in Delhi Waqf Board and illegal personal gains by way of unfairly leasing out of Waqf Board properties during chairmanship of the board by Amantullah Khan during 2018-2022, the agency claimed in a statement.

It said a C.B.I. F.I.R. and three Delhi Police complaints formed the basis of E.D. action against Aam Aadmi Party’s M.L.A.

On the other hand, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal alleged there was a campaign under way to end Aam Aadmi Party and asserted that false cases are being filed against party leaders.

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