Amanatullah to face trial in child labour rescue case
NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Wednesday framed charges against AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan for allegedly abetting the kidnapping of 15 child labourers when they were being rescued from weaving units here in 2010, paving the way for his trial in the case. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal put on trial the legislator and another accused Saifiullah Siddiqui after they appeared in the court and pleaded not guilty.
The court framed charges of abetting kidnapping and criminal intimidation to cause death or grievous hurt against the two accused. Both the offences entail a maximum punishment of seven years in jail, with or without fine. It listed the matter for December 14 for commencing the trial by recording evidence.
The trial court framed the charges after a sessions court on December 3 set aside an earlier order discharging Khan and Siddiqui.