Press Statements

Fraud, Assault, Polices' misbehaviour — Delhi Minorities Commission takes note

DMC takes action against fraud in East Delhi

New Delhi: Gulshan Ara (name changed), a lady from East Delhi, has complained to the Delhi Minorities Commission that Jahangir Alam (name changed) of the area took a loan of Rs 5 lakh from her to invest it in some scheme and return it to her in a year with profits. When a whole year passed and no profit or even the actual loan was paid back despite reminders, the lady complained to the New Usmanpur Police Station which did not register an FIR and advised the lady to go to a court since the matter is civil in nature.

DMC sought replies from the defaulter and Delhi Police. The defaulter never bothered to reply or even attend case hearings while Delhi Police maintained that it is a civil matter, hence the complainant should go to a court of law. In the meanwhile, the lady provided more details about the defaulter which showed that he has defrauded many others in the area. She also provided details of “Amanat Muslim Fund” operated by the defaulter at Azad Chowk, Kardampuri, who suddenly shut down his office and vanished with around sixty lakh rupees belonging to hundreds of local depositors.

DMC took a strict view of all this and has ordered the SHO New Usmanpur to invoke Sections 420 and 406 against the defaulter and to file an FIR and a case against him. The Commission has also ordered DCP North East to investigate “Amanat Muslim Trust” and if there is prima facie proof of fraud and embezzlement, an FIR should be registered against the said defaulter and a case pursued in a court of law. Both SHO New Usmanpur and DCP North East have been directed to file compliance reports within one month.

DMC writes to L.G. about Police Commissioner

New Delhi: Last October a police officer misbehaved with the former head of Haj Committee India, Tanveer Ahmad, when he arrived at a Ramlila event as a chief guest at the invitation of the organisers. A complaint was lodged with Delhi Police but, despite reminders, no action was taken. Suresh Srivastava, a friend of Tanvir Ahmad and a former national coordinator of BJP, complained to Delhi Minorities Commission which wrote to the Delhi Police Commissioner about this sad event at the hands of a police officer and asked for action on the earlier complaint.

When no reply was received from the PC, a reminder was sent but till date no reply has been received. In the meanwhile, Suresh Srivastava approached Syed Ghayural Hasan, Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities, who also wrote to the PC but he too seemingly has not received any reply.

Reacting to this behavior of Delhi Police, Chairman of DMC Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan has written to the Lt Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal, saying that this is the normal behaviour of Delhi Police vis-à-vis DMC notices. Dr Khan asked L.G., as the constitutional head of Delhi state, to direct Delhi Police to respect and honour DMC which is a statutory body.


Notice on assault on Kashmiri lady

New Delhi: A Kashmiri lady and her relatives living in South Delhi’s Siddhartha Extension were assaulted by some local people recently. Delhi Minority Commission Chairman Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan took a grim view of this incident. He toured the area and also spoke to DCP South to offer adequate security to the lady and her relatives. DMC has also issued notices to Delhi Police and the locality’s RWA to file reports and has directed the RWA members to desist from making unfounded allegations against the lady.


Notice issued on the assault on a Muslim youth in East Delhi

New Delhi: A mob in East Delhi’s Ghonda area attacked a Muslim youth and broke his arm when he tried to intervene in an attack by goons on a lonely boy. When the mobsters came to know that the youth was Muslim and resided in a predominantly Muslim area, they attacked him with lathis breaking his arm and inflicting serious injuries to various parts of his body. Some people took the youth to Jag Pravesh Hospital in Shastri Park where his broken arm was placed in plaster cast and injuries were treated. Thereafter, he went to Jafarabad police station but it refused to register an FIR. Finally, it registered an FIR two days later invoking weak clauses. On receiving a complaint, Delhi Minorities Commission has asked DCP North East to conduct an enquiry, examine CCTV recordings in the area of assault and insert correct clauses in the FIR. DCP North East has also been directed to end the goonda raj in East Delhi’s Ghonda area which is allegedly run by one Vinod Pahelwan and his group.