Mangaluru, Sep 24, 2017: Addressing a meeting of Mutavallis from Dakshina Kannada and Udupi, Minister for Primary and Secondary Education and Wakf Tanveer Sait on Sept 23, Saturday. said the State government will not deter from taking criminal action against those misusing wakf properties. He went on to say the State government has started the process of documenting wakf properties. Proceeds from these properties should be used for the welfare of the community. The government will not spare anybody fiddling with these properties, he said.
Minister Sait said those misusing and encroaching upon Wakf properties will be booked under Section 52(a) of the Wakf (Amendment) Act, 2013.
He said action will be taken against organisations who have failed to return loan taken from the Wakf Council for building hospitals, schools and commercial complex.
The state government is studying interim reported presented by the Upalokayukta on Wakf property in Karnataka. At the same time, steps have been taken to tighten laws pertaining to these properties and rules framed for its protection. The government will act against anyone found to have encroached on Wakf properties irrespective of their status and standing in society, noted Tanvir Sait, minister for primary and secondary education, and wakf