The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday registered a case against Aam Aadmi Party MLA Amanatullah Khan in connection with an alleged scam in the Waqf Board recruitment process, PTI reported. The board monitors matters related all Muslim properties in the Delhi-National Capital region that are used for religious or charitable purposes.

In October, Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung had declared the reconstitution of the Delhi Waqf Board and the appointment of Khan as its chairman illegal and void ab initio. Khan had resigned as the chairman of the body in September, following allegations that he had “illegally appointed” a number of people to different posts in the board, including his friends and relatives. In his resignation letter addressed to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Khan had said he had “run out of patience” for issuing clarifications for the appointments. The MLA had said,“False allegations are being levelled against me and my family to frame us. 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.”

In September, Khan was arrested in connection with a sexual assault case filed by his sister-in-law in Delhi. In July, the Okhla MLA was arrested for threatening a woman.