Published On: Sun, Oct 13th, 2019

UP govt recommends CBI probe into sale of Waqf properties

Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath government has recommended a CBI inquiry into the alleged anomalies in the sale, purchase and transfer of properties of the Uttar Pradesh Shia and Sunni Central Waqf Boards.

A letter recommending the Central Bureau of Investigation inquiry has already been forwarded

A senior Home Department official confirmed that a letter recommending the Central Bureau of Investigation inquiry has already been forwarded to the Secretary, Ministry of Personnel, Training and Public Grievances of the Central government and also the probe agency’s Director.

The official said: “Two separate FIRs related to the alleged anomalies in the properties of Shia and Sunni Waqf Boards have already been registered in Kotwali police station in Prayagraj and Hazratganj police station in Lucknow.”

The FIR at Prayagraj was lodged in 2016 and the one at Lucknow was lodged in March 2017.

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