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April 09, 2012 12:31
35 acres of encroached SEZ land returned to WAKF Board

The state government on Sunday handed over the 35 acres controversy land back to the state WAKF Board. The meeting was presided over by the Ranga Reddy District Joint Collector Sudarshan Reddy. The Collector handed over the documents of the land, located at Koheda village in Hayathnagar mandal, to Wakf Board Chairman Syed Afzal Biyabani Khusro Pasha. The handing over ceremony was held in the presence of state Minorities Welfare Minister Syed Mohammad Ahmedullah, MW Secretary Dana Kishore and MIM floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi at the State Secretariat. The land belonged to the Baba Hazrat Sharfuddin Dargah in Pahadi Shareef. The Rs 100 Cr worth land was encroached upon by the revenue department and allotted for developing a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in 2007.

After due completion of the ceremony the Minorities Welfare Minister Ahmedullah spoke to media and assured that his government is taking all necessary steps for the protection of Wakf properties in the State. Further, he said that steps would be taken to remove the encroachments from Wakf properties in the state.

MIM floor leader Owaisi, said he was thankful for the initiative but also urged the government to take up necessary steps to speed up the process of restoration of Wakf lands in other places in the city.

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