ADVERTISEMENTREMOVE AD
Members Only
lock close icon

Amanatullah’s Sister-In-Law Stands Firm in Sexual Harassment Case

Khan was arrested in July for allegedly threatening a 35-year-old woman with dire consequences.

Updated
Politics
2 min read
story-hero-img
i
Aa
Aa
Small
Aa
Medium
Aa
Large
Hindi Female

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) lawmaker Amanatullah Khan’s sister-in-law stood by the charges of sexual harassment she had levied against him, even as Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the party will not accept his resignation.

Sisodia had rejected the MLA’s resignation as it came after a complaint of eve-teasing filed by his sister-in-law. He deemed it a ‘family matter’.

Khan’s sister-in-law had approached the Jamia Nagar police station alleging that Khan had put pressure on her to indulge in a sexual relationship with him.

She had also accused her husband of demanding dowry and building pressure on her to get intimate with Khan.

ADVERTISEMENTREMOVE AD

Khan had on Saturday written to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal apprising him of his resignation from the Waqf Board and all the other government positions that he held.

I have been working wholeheartedly to serve the people of Delhi. As Waqf chief, I had unearthed several shortcomings of the previous government. But some people are not liking my honesty and dedication.
Amanatullah Khan to Kejriwal
Khan was arrested in July for allegedly threatening a 35-year-old woman with dire consequences.
Amanatullah Khan wrote to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/Prashant281280)

The resignation came two days after the Anti-Corruption Branch raided the Delhi Waqf Board office in connection with an alleged recruitment scam, said reports.

0

Stating in his letter that he was tired of justifying himself after false accusations, Khan resigned from “all responsibilities the party has given me”.

Khan was arrested in July for allegedly threatening a 35-year-old woman with dire consequences, but was later granted bail.

The AAP legislator from Okhla constituency found himself in the eye of a major controversy in March this year for his alleged hate speech against the Modi government.

(With inputs from PTI and ANI.)

(At The Quint, we are answerable only to our audience. Play an active role in shaping our journalism by becoming a member. Because the truth is worth it.)

Read Latest News and Breaking News at The Quint, browse for more from news and politics

Topics:  Arvind Kejriwal   Aam Aadmi Party    AAP 

Published: 
Speaking truth to power requires allies like you.
Become a Member
3 months
12 months
12 months
Check Member Benefits
Read More
×
×