New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) raided Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Amanatullah Khan’s house in Delhi in a money laundering case, on Tuesday. The searches are being conducted under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
The ED raid is based on two FIRs filed by the Delhi Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The cases are related to irregularities in recruitment for the Delhi Waqf Board, where Khan serves as the chairman.
It is alleged that during his tenure as the chairman of the Delhi Waqf Board, Khan recruited 32 people illegally. Amanatullah Khan was arrested by the Delhi ACB in 2022 in this case and was granted bail.
The raid at Khan’s residence follows the arrest of AAP’s Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh on Wednesday (October 4) by the ED. He was arrested in the money laundering case linked with the Delhi liquor policy. Manish Sisodia, a former deputy chief minister, is also held in this case.