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Wakf Board told to clean up Pataudi Road graveyard

Deputy commissioner PC Meena on Wednesday asked the Wakf Board to take action against encroachments and maintaining cleanliness at the five-acre burial site at Pataudi Road.

india Updated: Mar 08, 2012 01:01 IST
Deevakar Anand

Deputy commissioner PC Meena on Wednesday asked the Wakf Board to take action against encroachments and maintaining cleanliness at the five-acre burial site at Pataudi Road.

The move follows after a news item appeared in the Hindustan Times on February 17 about the Muslim community's resentment over the poor upkeep of graveyard by the Wakf Board.

Meena wrote to the Wakf Board after members of the Muslim community met him on February 27 with their memorandum.

Taking cognisance, he asked Wakf Board's Gurgaon estate officer to take necessary steps.

Interestingly, the board denied receiving any letter from the DC's office.

“We are working on taking the right steps in this regard,” said estate officer Jamal Uddin.

Wakf administrator Nasim Ahmad also assured that the board was trying its best to find a solution to the problem.

"We are planning to refill and reuse the land. We will renovate the place and make it more secured and green," he said.

The Wakf land adjoining the burial site has four houses and 22 shops, which are on rent.

The community alleged that there is no guard or supervisor to take care of the site, due to which some people use it to dump garbage and also defecate on the premises.