Kanpur: The district administration has taken a tough stand on the loan settlement of Mukhtar Ahmed alias Baba, accused of funding the Parade, Nai Sadak violence of June 3.
On Tuesday, district magistrate Vishak G Iyer reprimanded the officials of a nationalised bank in a meeting held in the Collectorate auditorium and directed them to provide the details with regard to the settlement of the loan procured by Mukhtar Baba against Enemy property. Mukhtar, the alleged financer of Hayat Zafar Hashmi, the main accused of June 3 Parade, Nai Sadak violence, who is also accused of capturing Ram Janki temple (Enemy property) in Kanpur, had taken a loan of Rs 1.61 crore by mortgaging the enemy property in a fraudulent manner.
The matter had surfaced following an anonymous letter recently sent to the district administration. The district administration, after conducting preliminary investigation, has sought information in this regard from the nationalised bank located in Kidwainagar that had lent the loan to Mukhtar Baba.
Official sources said that the bank authorities in a meeting on Tuesday admitted that on May 25, 2022, Mukhtar had settled the loan, but they failed to present the details to the administrative officials related to the same, besides the money that was deposited by Mukhtar during the settlement.
“Later, on being reprimanded by the DM, the bank officials assured of providing the details in this regard soon,” sources said further.
ADM City Atul Kumar, ACM Deepak Kumar Pal were also present in the meeting.