Mirwaiz Denounces ACB Case as ‘Malicious Attempt’ to ‘Harass and Malign’


SRINAGAR: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday refuted certain media reports claiming that the ACB Srinagar filed an FIR against him and his relatives regarding land allotment, potentially leading to eviction and confiscation of property.

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Mirwaiz Manzil Nigeen, on behalf of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, said that a news item carried by certain media is doing the rounds which claims that ACB Srinagar has filed an FIR against the Mirwaiz and his kin in the land allotment case of his residence in Nigeen, by the custodian department and if proved Mirwaiz’s house and land will be confiscated by the authorities and he will be evicted.

The statement further said that the attempt to malign and harass Mirwaiz is clear from this threat in media, when Mirwaiz received no intimation or notice of this matter.

“It is part of the same vehement print, electronic and social media propaganda carried out against the Mirwaiz in 2018 when multiple properties including the properties of Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid, Anjuman Nusratul Islam, Darul ul Khair, Mirwaiz Manzil were all attributed to him and later all proved to be false and baseless. These things will not cow Mirwaiz down,” the statement said.

“No property at present – house or land – belongs to Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in Nigeen. The residential land and house in which he lives in Nigeen was purchased and built upon by his father shaheed-e-Millat Mirwaiz Molvi Mohammad Farooq in 1973, the same year that Mirwaiz Umar was born. Its boundary walls are the same since that year,” it said.

The statement said that if as per the authorities, there was any issue involved, the concerned, as is the procedure, should have intimated Mirwaiz instead of “instantly booking” him in the case. The motive to malign and defame is apparent, the statement added.

“Mirwaiz and his close kin who is also being implicated, is a well respected civil servant known for his integrity, neither of who have, nor Inshallah, will do anything that is immoral and illegal,” the statement said.


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