Hyderabad: The Waqf Board has begun a probe into the Rs. 2 crore scam surfaced in Anees-ul-Ghurba. It must be noted that fixed deposit receipts of the Anees-ul-Ghurba worth over Rs 2 crore were found missing. According to officials, the money was deposited at nearly 10 banks in the city a few years ago.
Board chairman Mohammed Saleem revealed that the files pertaining to the deposits are missing. Board officials have no idea as to how much interest have been accumulated on the principal amount by now.
Anees-ul-Ghurba is an orphanage located at Nampally, which is looked after by Waqf Board. Recently foundation stone for the construction of a multi-storied complex to house the orphanage has been laid down by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao.
DC has quoted Waqf Board Chairman Mohammed Saleem as saying, “The money belongs to the orphanage, and no one should be allowed to swindle the orphanage out of it. Action will also be initiated against officials who have shown negligence in the safeguarding of the files”. He further said that if the files were not located within a week, a police complaint would be filed.