The CBI has registered circumstances towards the previous chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board, a high Muslim physique, and others, for alleged unlawful sale, buy and switch of Waqf properties in Uttar Pradesh.
The state authorities had ordered a CBI probe final yr into alleged unlawful sale and switch of Waqf properties by UP Shia Central Waqf Board and UP Sunni Central Waqf Board.
Based on the Uttar Pradesh authorities’s suggestion, the central probe company registered two circumstances towards the previous chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board, Wasim Rizvi, and others. The CBI invoked fees of dishonest, felony intimidation and breach of belief.
Uttar Pradesh Police had registered two First Information Reports (FIRs) towards Wasim Rizvi and others in Prayagraj and capital Lucknow in 2016 and 2017 respectively, primarily based on two separate complaints.
The Prayagraj case towards Mr Rizvi is in connection to alleged unlawful development of retailers on the Imambara Ghulam Haider in Prayagraj. The second case is linked to a chunk of land in Kanpur the place Mr Rizvi is accused of dishonest and intimidating the caretaker of the plot.
The Uttar Pradesh authorities, in its notification final yr, had requested the CBI to take over the investigation in each these circumstances “as well as investigation into illegal sale/purchase and transfer of Waqf properties by UP Shia Central Waqf Board and UP Sunni Central Waqf Board”.
After a delay of greater than a yr, the centre cleared the proposal of the state authorities on Wednesday and directed the CBI to take over the investigation of those two circumstances.
Along with Mr Rizvi, the CBI has named Naresh Krishna Somani, Vijay Krishna Somani, Ghulam Sayyden Rizvi and Waqar Raza.
Though each the FIRs re-registered by the CBI names solely the Shia Waqf Board office-bearers, sources in company advised NDTV, “Through these two FIRs, we will be probing into alleged illegal sale, purchase and transfer of Waqf properties by both the boards in the state of Uttar Pradesh.”
Last November, Mr Rizvi, who was then heading the UP Shia Central Waqf Board, had welcomed the Supreme Court verdict which cleared the wat for the development of a Ram temple in Ayodhya and had introduced that he’s donating Rs. 51,000 for the development.