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Contempt Case against Wakf Board

Published: 11th December 2014 05:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th December 2014 05:53 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: The Wakf Tribunal, Chennai has issued a notice to the Chairman and CEO of TN Wakf Board on a contempt petition seeking action against them for allegedly violating its directions.

The petitioner, A Abdul Rehman, President of Tirupur Khaderpet Ahle Sunnath Jamath Masjid and Madrasa Paribalana Sabai, a public and religious wakf, stated that, in order to prevent encroachment upon the immovable property owned by the Masjid, they approached the State Wakf Board seeking permission to construct a commercial complex of `35 lakh.

On February 26, 2013, the board sanctioned the project subject to the condition that the Wakf would maintain a separate account for expenditure. The Wakf also collected non-refundable deposits of `1 lakh from tenants.

“Meanwhile, some of the former tenants approached the District Munsif court seeking a stay. The suits were quashed and hence they approached the State Wakf Board,” Abdul said. The Wakf then filed a detailed counter. But the State Board ordered direct management of the Wakf. So they moved the Wakf Tribunal to restrain the State Board from taking over.  A Balkis, Judge Wakf Tribunal ordered notice to the respondents and posted the matter to Dec 15.

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