FIVE ACCUSED SENTENCED IN A CHEATING CASE

Press Release
New Delhi , 05-10-2011

The Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Egmore, Chennai has convicted Shri. M.H.Jawaharullah, the then President of Tamilnadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam (now MLA) and four others in a cheating case filed by CBI. Sh. M.H. Jawaharullah & Sh. S. Hyder Ali were sentenced to undergo Rigorous Imprisonment for one year and Shri. H.Sayed Nizar Ahmed; Shri.G.M.Shiek & Shri.Nalla Mohmed Kalanjim were sentenced to undergo Rigorous Imprisonment for two years. A total fine of Rs. 1.40 lakh was also imposed on them.

A case was registered against Shri. M.H.Jawaharullah, the then State President; Shri.S.Hyder Ali, the then State General Secretary; Shri. H.Sayed Nizar Ahmed, the then State Dy. President of Tamilnadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam; Shri.G.M.Shiek and Shri.Nalla Mohmed Kalanjim, the then Authorised Signatories of Coimbatore Muslim Relief Fund and members of the above said organization alleging that during the period from 15.12.1997 to 20.06.2000 they entered into a criminal conspiracy at Chennai and formed an association to accept foreign contributions without registering the association and without prior permission of Govt. of India. In furtherance of the conspiracy, Shri. M.H.Jawaharullah; Shri.Hyder Ali and Shri. Syed Niza Ahmed started an association in the name and style of Coimbatore Muslim Relief Fund and received foreign contributions of Rs. 1,54,88,000/- (approx) from foreign sources. The same was deposited in the account of Coimbatore Muslim Relief Fund opened and maintained at Bank of India, Sowcarpet Branch, Chennai without the registration or prior permission from Govt. of India and Reserve Bank of India as required U/s. 6 and Sec.11 respectively of Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Act, 1976.

After completion of investigation, a charge sheet was filed U/s. 120 B IPC r/w. 4(1)(e), section 23 r/w. 6 and 11 and U/s. 25 and 22 of Foreign Contribution ( Regulation ) Act , 1976 before the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Egmore, Chennai on 19.01.2004.

The Court found the accused persons guilty and convicted them

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