Bengaluru: The Karnataka police on Tuesday visited the house of Nowhera Shaik, the leader of Mahila Empowerment Party (MEP) and founder and CEO Heera Group of Companies, in connection with cheating cases registered against her party in Bengaluru.
The police issued a notice under Section 41 of Cr.PC asking them to appear before the Bengaluru police for investigation.
Some MEP contestants in the recent Karnataka elections had lodged complaints with Karnataka police alleging that the party had collected money from them for party fund, a charge denied by the party leaders.
On Tuesday, a couple of policemen from the Bengaluru police visited the house of Ms Shaik, located at Tolichowki, and conducted an inquiry regarding the cases and allegations made by the candidates.
“An officer in plainclothes came to the house and questioned Ms Shaik regarding the cases registered against the party in Bengaluru,” said local police sources.
The officer left after questioning for about an hour. “Whatever, the police official asked Ms Shaik, she answered it clearly. It was a routine inquiry by the police. The allegations levied against the party post-Karnataka elections are totally false. The party never collected any money from candidates, nor promised to pay them money for campaigning,” said Khaja Anwar, who is associated with the party and is National Campaign Director for next general elections.
The Heera Group of Companies was in news after the Hyderabad Central Crime Station (CCS) registered a cheating case against the company following a complaint lodged by Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi in 2012.
Deputy Commissioner of Police, Detective Department, Avinash Mohanthy, said the case registered at CCS is under investigation.
The Mahila Empowerment Party had contested on 244 seats in the recent Karnataka elections. The party has its head office registered in the city and it now plans to contest the 2019 general elections....