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Ensure CBI probe into Wakf Board funds: MRM

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  27 Aug 2015 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, August 26: The Muslim Rashtriya Mancha (MRM) Assam Pradesh has demanded of the government to ensure CBI probe into the corruption in the Wakf Board and the Minority Development Board, Assam.

MRM chief coorditor zmul Alam Lashkar today said: “There has been no account of Wakf Board and Minority Development Council, Assam funds for the past 14 years. The evidence available with us shows that there are huge anomalies and corruption of funds released by Dispur and New Delhi, and as such we want the CBI to inquire into the anomalies. We have already demanded of the Assam Governor and the Centre to ensure CBI inquiry into the fincial anomalies.”

Lashkar said: “According to documents available with us Wakf Board has two tea estates doted by others and 179 registered assets. It has 15,805 bigha, two katha and 13 lessas land. As far as we know, bulk of the landed property of the board has been encroached upon by politicians and other influential people, and hence the government can’t record the property. Had the property been recorded, Madrassa and Muktab students of the State could have been given education free of cost. This apart, since Dispur has a nexus with the racket that has encroached upon Wakf Board property, the government accord little importance on making the board property encroachment free.”

Lahkar said: “If need be, the Centre should free the Wakf Board property by ecting a new law, failing which we will resort to agitation.” Meanwhile, the MRM welcomed DoNER Minister Jitender Singh’s announcement that Rs 207 crore would be released for flood relief in Assam, but cautioned that there should not be any politics in the distribution of the amount.

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