Routine works affected as Board remains shut
Two days after the Telangana State Wakf Board office was sealed, for alleged irregularities, on Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s orders, several routine works like issue of certificates have been halted. People are being denied entry into the Board’s office.
HYDERABAD: Two days after the Telangana State Wakf Board office was sealed, for alleged irregularities, on Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s orders, several routine works like issue of certificates have been halted. People are being denied entry into the Board’s office.
On Wednesday, Minorities Welfare Department said an inquiry committee would be set up to probe the allegations.
“The order to seal the property was issued by the Chief Minister as he was unsatisfied with the answers given by the Board officials regarding protection of properties,” said Minorities Welfare Department Secretary Omar Jaleel.“When the Wakf Board was asked to produce records about encroached property and accounts, its newly appointed CEO MA Mannan Farooqui was unable to produce it. It is also because there seems to be no coordination between the CEO and the officials,” said Jaleel.
In fact, Hyderabad collector Yogitha Rana, RDO Chandrakala, Former Wakf Board CEO Asadullah, CEO Farooqui and Omar Jaleel reached Hajj house building in Nampally late on Tuesday night and sealed almirahs located in all of its three floors. The outcome took a direct impact as several people were not allowed to enter the office. “I came all the way from Vanaparthi for getting a marriage certificate issued for my son, but as it turns out the people here seem to be not working,” said a disappointed Abdul Syed.
Meanwhile, Wakf activists pointed the CM took the decision to seal the office without issuance of prior notice.
Activist Athar Moin said, “Wakf Board’s issues have always been neglected by the state government. If at all the CM wanted to carry an inquiry into Wakf accounts, they should have taken the step with cooperation of officials. Here, it only appears that the decision was triggered by anger over Wakf officials’ helplessness.”