Hyderabad: Six months after the case of the “forged” signature of the then TS Wakf Board chief executive officer Mannan Farooqui was referred to it, the Forensic Science Laboratory has still to file its report.
The case refers to a no objection certificate reportedly issued by the Wakf Board, allegedly attested by the CEO, to a private party for taking up commercial activity on a four-acre of land parcel at Malkajgiri.
The land is endowed to the Dargah Hazrat Mir Mahmood Saheb Waqf institution near Attapur.
The issue came to light in November end last year after which Mr Farooqui lodged a complaint with the Abids police station alleging some persons had forged his signature on the NOC. He denied that the Wakf Board had issued the certificate to anyone.
The police registered a case, collected specimen signatures from other official documents and sent them to the Forensic Science Laboratory for analysis. “We hope to get the reports from the forensic laboratory soon and action will be based on its contents,” said Abids inspector A. Gangaram.
The delay is not going down well with activists and the community, who want the black sheep in the Wakf Board to be exposed. Deccan Wakf Protection Society member Osman Al Hajri said that the state government should immediately bring the investigation to its logical end and arrest the culprits.
“If the government is sincere, it should expedite the investigation and send the guilty to jail. Then only people will have faith in the administration.” he said....