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CBI files case against sacked AAP minister Asim Khan

The Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) has registered a case against sacked Delhi Food, Civil Supplies and Environment Minister Asim Ahmed Khan for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 6 lakh from the a private person to carry out illegal construction.

Sources in the CBI said: “The agency is analysing all evidence pertaining to the incident before initiating a formal probe into the matter. It will register a case in this regard in a day or two.” Khan had been accused of a “nexus with a builder”.

The agency sleuths conducted raids at three places, two in Delhi and one in Noida, and recovered incriminating documents from the AAP leader’s possession. Khan owns two houses – one in Delhi’s Matia Mahal area and another in Noida. He still lives in a government bungalow, even after being sacked by chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

While announcing Khan’s expulsion from his Cabinet on 9 October , Kejriwal had said the decision to sack the Matia Mahal MLA was based on taped conversations purportedly between the minister and “a liaison between.....and a builder”, which indicate that the he allegedly took a bribe of Rs 6 lakh to allow the construction of a building in his constituency. The AAP government also released a four-minute clip from a purported one-hour compilation of taped conversation between Khan and an unidentified man allegedly spread over one or two months.
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