The Wakf Board has decided to probe the Mumtaz Yaruddowla wakf affair as there are lot of discrepancies in the first and the second ‘wakfnama’ (wakf deed) executed in 1934 and 1942. The property donated by Nawab Mumtaz Yaruddowla in the city at Malakpet and Lakdikapul comprises about 33 acres.

The Wakf Board wants to enquire into the matter during the last few decades as it suspects there could be financial misappropriation. “If necessary we will refer the case to Anti Corruption Bureau”, said Shaikh Mohd Iqbal, special officer, Wakf Board.

He told presspersons here on Monday that after the execution of the first wakfnama, another was executed before the Nawab died in 1943. But the changes made were contrary to the ‘eternal pious desires’ laid down in the first wakf deed. The Ecclesiastical Department of the Nizam did not approve the second wakfnama and said once a property was endowed there could not be any interference by the donor unless rights to modify stood reserved.

“The second wakfnama has no relevance. Moreover, signatures on the forwarding communications are also not tallying. Therefore, the matter needs to be referred to the police for a probe right from 1934 till today”, Mr. Iqbal said.

He said it was now proposed to constitute a three member committee involving a family member of the donor, a senior Board official and a judicial officer in consonance with provisions under section 67 (1) of the Wakf Act, 1995. The process of setting things right had started and Khusro Ali Baig, family member of Nawab Mumtaz Yaruddowla, was asked to be on the committee.