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Orders issued in Meerut to confiscate property of ex-minister

ByS Raju, Meerut
Mar 22, 2023 11:42 PM IST

Meerut district magistrate Deepak Meena has issued orders to confiscate property worth ₹31 crore of former minister Haji Yakoob, which includes luxury cars, plots and other immovable property

Meerut district magistrate Deepak Meena has issued orders to confiscate property worth 31 crore of former minister Haji Yakoob, which includes luxury cars, plots and other immovable property. The confiscation of properties will be carried out under the provisions of the Gangsters’ Act.

For representation only (HT File Photo)
For representation only (HT File Photo)

Rupali Roy, circle officer, Kithore, confirmed that she has received the order and details of the properties, and the proceeding of confiscation will be initiated next week after serving a notice regarding it to the accused.

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Haji Yakoob is presently languishing in the district jail of Sonbhadra and his two sons, Feroz and Imran Qureshi, are out on bail.

A case was registered against Haji Yakoob, his two sons, wife, Sanjeeda Begum and 13 other persons on March 31, 2022, on charges of operating Yakoob’s meat factory illegally. A joint team of police and other departments recovered raw meat and bones from the sealed factory.

Later, Gangsters’ Act was also imposed on Haji Yakoob and his sons in November last year. Yakoob’s son, Feroz, surrendered in court and was sent to jail while Yakoob and his elder son, Imran, remained absconding for several months and were eventually arrested from Chandni Chowk area in Delhi, a few months ago. Imran came out on bail but Yakoob is still in jail.

Yakoob was a minister in the Mayawati government and he also contested Lok Sabha election as a BSP candidate from Meerut in 2019. He was defeated by the BJP candidate by a thin margin of a few thousand votes.

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