BANGALORE: Former Union minister and senior Congress leader C K JafferSharief will go on a hunger strike from Friday demanding CBI inquiry into alleged multi-crore scams of Bangalore based Amanath Cooperative Bank, Al Ameen Charitable Trust and encroachment and selling of huge tracts of wakf board properties.
Sharief said that he would start hunger strike from at Hazrat Khudus Sab Idgah maidan situated in Central Bangalore. As many Muslim leaders are expected to participate, it will be relay hunger strike. “I had urged chief minister Siddaramaiah to hand over the probe to CBI, but nothing has been done so far. Truth should come out as innocent depositors have lost several crore of rupees in Amanath Bank and in Al Ameen charitable trust.. All these dealings need a CBI inquiry,” he told reporters here on Thursday.
The former Union minister said the once prosperous bank has turned insolvent and investors there are unable to take their money back. A fortnight agao, a delegation of Muslim leaders led by Sharief submitted a memorandum to Siddaramaiah seeking an inquiry.