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Part of Delhi 'Dargah' land sold illegally by Waqf Board: Report

Part of Delhi Dargah land sold illegally by Waqf Board: Report

New Delhi: A part of the land belonging to Hazrat Naseeruddin Aulia Dargah in the national capital was sold illegally in connivance with some Delhi Waqf Board officials in 2016, a Delhi Assembly-appointed committee has found.

The Delhi Assembly's Questions and Reference Committee, headed by Deputy Speaker Rakhi Birla, tabled a report regarding this in the House on Tuesday.

As per the report, a part of the land of Dargah, located in Chirag Delhi area of the city, was sold by the officials of Waqf Board.

Last year, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj had complained to the Speaker that his question on the issue was "unsatisfactorily answered" in the House. The Speaker had then referred the matter to the Committee.

The Committee in its report recommended to the Chief Secretary to initiate criminal and privilege proceedings against a section officer for sale of the property and also for giving "misleading" and "manipulated" deposition during investigation of the case.

It also asked the Chief Secretary to submit an action taken report to the House within a month's time.

The report will be discussed in the House on Wednesday.

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