Rs 2 lakh crore-scam hits Karnataka Wakf Board

The State Minorities Commission submitted a report alleging that around 1,800 acres of board’s property was embezzled.

Published: 27th March 2012 05:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 09:46 PM   |  A+A-

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State Minorities Commission Chairman Anwar Manippady submitting his team’s report on misuse of Wakf properties to CM D V Sadananda Gowda | EPS

BANGALORE: The Karnataka State Minorities Commission (KSMC) on Monday submitted a special report to Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda alleging Wakf Board officials of being involved in an estimated embezzlement of Rs 2 lakh crore.

Chairman of KSMC Anwar Manipaddy and his team prepared a report based on a complaint received from minority community members that the Wakf property was being misused for pecuniary gains.

Addressing the media here on Monday, he said: “The committee, during its visit to Bidar, found out gross violations committed by the board in collusion with others, wherein around 1,800 acres of its property was embezzled.” He added that this followed in a survey when it was revealed that the board has 33,741 registered properties, of which 54,000 acres of land is registered and 20,000 acres is yet to be registered.

“Wakf Board members and chairmen are responsible for the same,” Manipaddy stated. The chairman conducted a pilot report and compiled a 7,000-plus page record of violations committed by the board members over the years.

“ The report also nails Wakf board officials in 10 districts, including Gulbarga, and Mysore,” he added.

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