The Madras High Court Madurai Bench of Justice P Velmurugan on Wednesday, directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to register a case and pursue investigation looking into allegations levelled against Tamil Nadu Labour minister Nilofer Kafeel and AIADMK parliamentary member A Anwhar Raajhaa for aiding another AIADMK functionary, Jamal Mohideen in misappropriating funds in exchange for appointment as assistant professors in the MSS Wakf Board College, a Muslim minority institution in Madurai.
The grave matter was brought to court's attention by B Sardar Basha, a general body member of the college, who in his petition raised serious doubts on the authenticity of the two leaders, alleging large scale irregularities in appointment of teaching and non-teaching staff in the MSS Wakf Board college.
The petitioner alleged in his petition that the two leaders had supported another AIADMK official, Jamal Mohideen in running a corruption scandal in the college, which went up to the tune of several crore Rupees.
Notably, Jamal had served as the Secretary and correspondent of the college until 2002, subsequent to which he was removed from his post over charges including misappropriation of funds. However, on the basis of the recommendation of MP Anwhar Raajhaa, who was the Chairperson the state Wakf Board, he was reinstated in college in 2017.
Basha alleged that Mohideen had received money ranging from Rs. 30-35 Lakh in exchange for appointment as assistant professors in the college, without even looking into the qualifications of the persons, required for the post.
Considering the gravity of allegations levelled against senior government officials, the Bench took cognizance of the matter and directed CBI to file its report investigating into the allegations within six months. The court directed the State government to extend cooperation to the CBI.