HC allows probe against Central Wakf Council secy

The Delhi High Court has allowed the Centre to probe into the alleged irregularities in making appointments in the Punjab Wakf Board .

New Delhi: The Centre has been allowed by the
Delhi High Court to probe into the alleged irregularities of
Central Wakf Council Secretary Mohammad Rizwanul Haque in
making appointments in the Punjab Wakf Board when he was its
officiating administrator over a decade ago.

Dismissing Haque`s plea for quashing the probe against
him, Justice V K Jain said the court should not interfere in
the disciplinary proceedings at this initial stage.

"The normal rule is that the court should not quash a
show-cause notice or a charge-sheet and it is only in
exceptional cases such as the charge-sheet having been issued
without jurisdiction or being otherwise illegal that the court
can interfere at the interim stage," the court said.

Haque, appointed as secretary of Central Wakf Council in
2000, was also given the additional charge of Punjab Wakf
Board till 2002.

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment had
received some complaints against Haque in 2002 and had sent
the same to the CBI.

In 2004, after examining the complaints, the probe agency
had recommended major penalty proceedings against Haque for
allegedly committing the irregularities.


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