The name of Amanatullah Khan has cropped up yet again in connection with the Indian Mujahideen (IM). This time around in a letter written to Arvind Kejriwal, Vishisht Seva Medal awardee Poonia has alleged that AAP leader from Okhla, Amanatullah Khan, was supporting Zia-Ur-Rehman, an alleged Indian Mujahideen operative accused of blasts in Delhi and Ahmedabad.
Zia-ur-Rehman is the real name of Waqas. He is a Pakistani national who was an expert bomb maker for the Indian Mujahideen who was arrested along with module boss, Tehsin Akthar and others.
Poornia in his letter says as an Army man, I can't support a person, ideology or party that is compromising with country's security.
What had Khan done?
It was in the month of March 2014 when key arrests of Indian Mujahideen operatives were made.
The likes of Tehsin Akthar and Waqas the last men standing in the Indian Mujahideen had been arrested by the police in connection with various incidents of terror.
Waqas alias Zia-ur-Rehman was a Pakistani national and in the close circles of the Indian Mujahideen. He was part of the 13/7, Dilsukhnagar and Chinnaswamy stadium blasts.
This even led to the arrest of two students which led to heavy protests in Jamia Nagar. The protests were led by Khan and went on for almost 10 hours.
Khan termed arrests as fake:
During the protest, Khan was vocal and termed the arrests as fake. He had said that till the time all the innocent persons are arrested he would sit in protest.
The protests led to the Delhi police releasing the two students who were arrested. When the police had arrested the two students it was alleged that they were in touch with Waqas.
However due to the protests the Delhi police released them and directed them to cooperate with the investigations.