Supreme Court Denies Anticipatory Bail to Amanatullah Khan in Waqf Board Scandal

In a major setback for Aam Aadmi Party MLA Amanatullah Khan, the Supreme Court has dismissed his anticipatory bail plea in connection with the Waqf Board scandal. The apex court has directed Khan to present himself before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) by April 18, 2024, emphasizing that he can be arrested if the ED possesses sufficient evidence.

The Delhi High Court had previously denied relief to Khan, rejecting his plea to avoid arrest despite being summoned multiple times by the ED. The High Court had stressed the importance of adhering to the law, noting that Khan had ignored six summons from the agency. “Being an MLA does not exempt one from the law, which applies equally to all,” the court had declared.

Background of the Waqf Board Case:

The case against Amanatullah Khan, representing the Okhla assembly constituency, dates back to the period between 2018 and 2022. The ED alleges that during his tenure as the chairman of the Waqf Board, Khan engaged in illegal recruitment and improperly leased Waqf Board properties for personal gain. These actions have led to suspicions of money laundering, supported by evidence found during raids.

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Despite being summoned six times by the ED, Khan had failed to appear before the investigating officer, leading to a stern rebuke from the courts. The recent application filed by the ED in the Rouse Avenue Court highlighted his non-compliance.

Legal Implications and Public Response:

The Supreme Court’s decision reflects the judiciary’s stance on maintaining law and order and ensuring that public officials comply with legal proceedings. This ruling also resonates with the public’s growing demand for accountability among elected officials.

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