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Manish Sisodia Orders Inquiry Into Alleged Irregularities In Wakf Board

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 25: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia addressing the press conference on February 25, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Keeping in line with its poll promises, newly formed AAP government has slashed power tariff by 50 percent for consumption up to 400 units per month and 20,000 litres of free water per household every month. (Photo by Mohd Zakir/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

New Delhi — Delhi government today ordered an enquiry into the alleged irregularities in Wakf Board after it received several complaints in this regard.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has directed the officials of Revenue Department to probe the matter and submit a report within seven days.

Sisodia held a meeting with officials of the department and gave directions in this regard.

"Government received several complaints that some members of Wakf Board are violating the rules. There were also complaints about the irregularities in the functioning of the Board," said a senior government official.

According to the government, the department's officials will probe the alleged irregularities and violation of rules and if anyone is found guilty in the report, government will take strict action

"Government will not spare anyone found guilty in the case," the official said.

Meanwhile, in order to bring "transparency" in city's Housing Societies, Sisodia has directed officials concerned to put an accountability on the management committees of such societies.

"Government has directed officials to ensure that every housing society gives details of its earnings to its members," an official said.

The official added that due to "irregularities" in housing societies, residents have to face a lot of problems and the government wants to bring transparency in the functioning of such societies and put the accountability on them.

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