Alleging that Peoples Democratic Party wants to score political gains by hurting religious sentiments of the people, Muslim Waqf Board Vice Chairman Waqf M Y Qadri Sunday asked legislator and spokesperson of the party, Nayeem Akther to check official records in person and other development works “rather than making false propaganda.”
“We invite him (Akther) to check Waqf records. He’ll come to ascertain the facts and will make them public if he is sincere and a good human being,” Qadri said and added the Waqf is a public property and records are open to all.
Pertinently, urging the government to come out with full facts on the reported theft in Hazratbal shrine the PDP had demanded a thorough probe into the functioning of the Waqf and questioned the integrity of its Vice Chairman Qadri.
Expressing resentment over the allegations, Qadri said, “PDP is hell bent to malign the image of this religious institution. It (PDP) is trying its best to gain political scores by attacking Wakf with malicious allegations.”
He said that PDP could gain political scores by making false and baseless allegations against Waqf “but with the passage of time people of state would never forget it for this dirty politics.”
Asked, about case registered against him under sections 420, 468 and 201 Ranbir Penal Code, he said, “That case was registered 13 years ago and nothing prima facie was established after investigations by various agencies including Police. Had I been guilty police might have produced charge sheet before the court against me.”
Speaking about the employees facing accusations of selling out copper plates of central tomb of the Hazratbal shrine after it was damaged, Qadri said, “A committee to ascertain the facts had been set up and one of the employee had confessed before committee of committing criminal breach of trust. Police registered case after Wakf submitted an application stating the facts. Guilty will be punished under law.”
He said that the material sold out by employees was not copper plates but copper nails.