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Examine reconstitution of waqf board, says L-G

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Published : Dec 8, 2017, 7:35 am IST
Updated : Dec 8, 2017, 7:35 am IST

Mr Khan, who was elected as a member of the board last month, had served as the chief for six months last year.

Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal
 Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal

New Delhi: Lieutenant governor Anil Baijal has directed the revenue department of the Delhi government to examine a complaint regarding reconstitution of Delhi Waqf Board and submit a report on the issue.

The move comes a week after a delegation of the BJP MLAs, led by Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta, submitted a memorandum to the LG, alleging reconstitution of the Delhi Waqf Board by the AAP government was in clear violation of laid down rules. “The LG has desired the matter (regarding Mr Gupta’s complaint) be examined as per rules, and comments be submitted to this secretariat for his perusal through proper channels,” Anoop Thakur, PS to the LG, wrote in a written statement to the revenue secretary.

On November 27, the BJP MLAs had raised the issue of reconstitution of the waqf board by the AAP government before Mr Baijal and sought his intervention in the matter.

“Throwing moral propriety and ethical considerations to the wind, the government is bent on reconstituting the board by violating the Waqf Act, 1995 and the Waqf (Amendment) Act, 2013,” Mr Gupta said. Charging Amantullah Khan, the former chairperson of Delhi Waqf Board, was being reappointed to the post, he said Mr Khan is facing cases of “criminal breach of trust”, which are being probed by the CBI.

The board comprises seven members, who elect the chairperson. Mr Khan, who was elected as a member of the board last month, had served as the chief for six months last year.

Tags: anil baijal, aap, cbi
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi