Former secretary of waqf board arrested for misappropriating funds to the tune of Rs.2.2 Lakhs

Dr B Thomas (Special correspondent)

A week after being appointed as Administrative officer of Anjuman-E-Niswan,institution registered under Waqf board,the Bharati Nagar police on Friday arrested former secretary of the board for pocketing Rs.2.2 lakh belonging to the institution.

The accused,Imtiyaz Pasha, was arrested based on the complaint filed by,Khazi Nafeesa,AO of the institute who found discrepancies in the accounts.Ms.Nafeesa took over as AO on August 4 .

Inquiries revealed that Imtiyaz pasha despite the government dissolved the board to appoint administrative officer,he continue to excercise his power illegally for his personal gain.

The accused had terminated the service of a data entry operator and fee collector and replaced her with a Hindi teacher with an instruction to collect the rent from the shops and commercial establishments belonging to the institutes and hand it over to him.

As per the instruction,the newly appointed fee collector Summaiyya Mushtaq,collected the rent for the month of July and handed it over to Imtiyaz instead of depositing in the official account.

The incident came to light when Ms.Nafeesa verified the documents of the institute and inquired with fee collector before filing a complaint with the police.

The Bharthinagar police have registered a case charging Imtiyaz under Misappropriation, Criminal breach of trust and cheating against him. Imtiyaz is presently out on bail while police the Administrative office is further probing to ascertain possibility of more cheating and misappropriation .