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WB govt orders CBI probe into Wakf properties

Last Updated: Friday, September 2, 2011 - 00:29

Kolkata: The West Bengal government Thursday
ordered a CBI inquiry into the irregularities in Wakf properties in the state.
The decision to order a CBI inquiry was taken by the
Cabinet, Commerce and Industries minister Partha Chatterjee
told reporters after the meeting.

Earlier, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged in the
Assembly that funds belonging to the Minorities Finance and
Development Corporation were invested in the stock market and
parked in private banks.

Some years ago, she had filed a PIL in the Supreme Court seeking an inquiry into the alleged Wakf scam in the state.
The then Left Front government in the state had set up a
Judicial Commission which has still not been wound up, she
said replying to the debate over the grant in aid for the
Minorities Affairs and Madrasa Education Department.


First Published: Friday, September 2, 2011 - 00:29

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