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AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan arrested in sexual harassment case

| Updated: Sep 21, 2016 20:32 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 21 (ANI): The Delhi Police on Wednesday arrested Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Amanatullah Khan in an alleged sexual harassment case. Khan on Sunday went to the Jamia Nagar Police Station to get himself arrested but the police refused to apprehend him. He wrote to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday and resigned from all posts. In his letter to Kejriwal, Amanatullah wrote, "I have been working wholeheartedly to serve people of Delhi. But some people are not liking my honesty and dedication. Therefore I would like to get relieved of all responsibilities party has given me, I resign from all posts." Reports had emerged that the AAP MLA from Okhla tendered his resignation following the molestation charges being filed by his sister-in-law against him and his brother-in law. Khan is involved in an alleged recruitment scam in the Waqf Board where the Anti-Corruption Branch has launched a 'preliminary inquiry' against him. Khan has termed the move as "interference" in working of the body by Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung. Khan was arrested on charges of threatening a woman on July 24 and was released on bail on July 28. (ANI)