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PUNE : The Cantonment Police have filed an FIR against Pune Muslim Co-operative Bank Director Azim Gudakuwala and two others for physically assaulting and issuing threats to another bank director Javed Shikilkar (52), a resident of Baramati on Monday.
According to the First Information Report (FIR) lodged with the police, Gudakuwala and two others , who have been identified as Akhtar Peerzade and Shahbaz Chand Shaikh physically assaulted and pushed Javed Shikilkar who wanted to voice his opinion on irregularities in muslim bank. According to Cantonment Police Station Incharge Vasant Kuvar , Javed Shikilkar is one of the bank directors wanted to air his views on some irregularities going on in the bank during the General Meeting chaired by Mr P A Inamdar.
The complainant further said that his voice was muzzled as he wanted to expose the irregularities in the bank. He stated that watchmen and security guards were shown on the bank staff rolls when actually there were none,a statement which was corroborated by the police.Kuvar told mediapersons that he was prevented and beaten for opening his mouth against the irregularities.
“At that time , he was pushed and shoved by Gudakuwala, Shahbaz and Akhtar with the intention of preventing him from speaking on the goings on in the bank. He has filed an official criminal complaint against the trio and matter is being investigated. We have booked them on charges of physical assault and causing injury to the complainant ,” Vasant Kuvar said. Besides, another non cognizable complaint has been lodged by Bank Director Imtiaz Shikilkar against educationist P A Inamdar, Gudakuwala,Peerzade and Shahbaz Shaikh alleging threats, intimidation and dire consequences to him by the suspects, Kuvar added.
Meanwhile, muslim activists working in the field of education have condemned the incident and informed mediapersons alleging Azam Campus has become a person fiefdom of Mr P.A Inamdar and his cronies who have no moral conscience and were resorting to physical violence to curb the opposition to the autocratic functioning of the management. The activists demanded that Mr Inamdar to step down from the post of President of Maharashtra Cosmopolitan and Education Society which runs Azam Campus and also Muslim C-operative Bank and pave way for non corrupt and genuine muslim workers. The activists alleged that mediocratic people with questionable background who have no professional qualification were calling the shots at Azam Campus.
They further said that Azam Campus was in need of fresh leadership and has no place for old fashioned and outdated ideas of the current management which they said was most corrupt , evil, criminal and shady cartel operating in the name of muslims which had no morals and respect for the community and was in fact the prime cause behind the downfall in educational standards of muslims and also other communities.
While supporters of Educationist P.A Inamdar informed mediapersons that the educationist had transformed the community and taken it to heights of educational success, progress and empowerment. The opposition wants to paint him in the wrong light but he always emerges as successful champion of muslims in India as he has done what none of the muslims has done so far , they said.
Time Line of Events at Azam Campus
– In May, 2017 , Muslim Co-Operative Bank chairman P A Inamdar to one month’s simple imprisonment and fined Rs 1,000 on for slapping a garage Javed Sayyed owner over a property dispute in 2011.
– In Feb 2016, the Raigad police registered an offence against 17 people, including office bearers and teachers from Abeda Inamdar college, for alleged negligence causing death where 14 students had drowned at Murud Janjira beach on February 1 during the college picnic. The FIR named PA Inamdar, Abeda Inamdar, Lateef Maqdoom from the college management and 14 staffers in connection with tragic drowning deaths.
– Educationist P A Inamdar had also landed in a major controversy after Pune Muslims community protested against his controversial decision to to allow Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideologue and convenor of Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) Indresh Kumar to attend an important Muslim women function in Azam campus in 2015.
– In July 2017, a section of Pune City-based Muslims and Ulemas under the active guidance of P. A Inamdar passed a resolution supporting the RSS vision of Akhand Bharat. The move raised quite a few eyebrows and muslim community in Pune meekly protested against the controversial decision.