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ACB summons former Delhi Waqf Board chief Amanatullah Khan

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Anti-Corruption Branch has summoned former Waqf Board chairman Amanatullah Khan to appear before it in connection with the alleged "recruitment scam" in the body.

"Khan has been asked to join the enquiry and be present in the ACB office in Civil Lines tomorrow afternoon," an ACB official said.

Lt Governor Najeeb Jung had on October 7 dissolved the Board, constituted by Kejriwal-led AAP government, and quashed all the appointments made by Khan.

He also referred the whole matter related to Waqf Board to the for investigation into the "deliberate and persistent acts of illegality, violation of rules, allegations of corruption, possibility of malafide".

"We had received two complaints against Khan, one from a leader and RTI activist Vivek Garg and another from Mohammad Mustafa alleging that recruitments in the Board were made without following due procedure. Khan will be questioned tomorrow in connection with Garg's complaint," the official said.

Alleging that the ACB was "targeting" him at the "behest of Lt Governor" for unearthing "scams" by former chairmen of Waqf Board, under Sheila Dikshit regime, Khan said the LG's order will be challenged in the court of law.

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First Published: Thu, October 13 2016. 21:22 IST