Jaffer Sharief kickstarts hunger strike in Bangalore

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Untitled-1jaffar-sharifBANGALORE: The hunger strike undertaken by former Union minister and senior Congress leader C K JafferSharief on Friday evoked good response with many Muslim leaders participating in it.

Sharief is demanding CBI probe 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.

Fortnight ago, the former Union minister had petitioned chief minister Siddaramaiah to hand over the alleged scams to CBI, but there was no response from the state government.
According to Sharief, hundreds of crores have been misappropriated by the management of Amanath Bank and yet no action has been taken against them. “Fight is not against any individual or group of people. It is against the system and justice has to be given to poor Muslims, who have deposited their hard earned money in the bank and are unable to withdraw it,” he said.

Former Union minister C M Ibrahim and MLA and former minister R Roshan Baig are expected to participate in the hunger strike on Saturday. They allege that a Union minister from Karnataka is directly involved in the alleged scams of bank and a trust. When asked to name the person behind scams, Sherief said, “I am not concerned of any individual, but want justice. I have come to the rescue of poor Muslims, who are in need of money during this holy Ramzan.”

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