New Delhi, September 11: Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is again stuck into a scandal, this time of sexual harassment registered against its MLA Amanatullah Khan on a complaint by his sister-in-law. The MLA who was a city's Waqf Board chairman was forced to quit after the complaint was made. The Jamia Nagar police station handled the case and alleged that the complainant was pressurized by the MLA to get into a physical relationship with him, according to the reports.
IPC sections 354A (sexual harassment), 506 (criminal intimidation), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 498A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) were the cases filed against Khan after the complaint was made.
After the case was filed, Khan resigned as Delhi Waqf Board Chairman claiming that he was being framed in 'false charges' of corruption. Earlier, two days ago, Khan’s office was raided by the anti-corruption branch over an alleged recruitment scam. In his resignation letter to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, he wrote, ”Some people dislike my honesty and service. I want to be free from all the responsibilities given to me by the government and therefore I tender my resignation from all the posts.”
Earlier, former Delhi Minister Sandeep Kumar was also expelled from AAP after a CD purportedly showing him in a "compromising" position with a woman went viral. The woman has accused Kumar of rape. The accused minister is currently facing charges and is in the jail.