Antilia is the 27 floor home of Mukesh Ambani the billionaire Chairman of Reliance Industries.
Eight months ago Centre government advised told to the Maharashtra state government that let the CBI investigate allegations that Mukesh Ambani bought Wakf land, which is not permissible under law.
In July 2002 the owner, Karimbhai Ibrahimbhai Khoja Orphanage, a charitable trust, sold the land to Ambani’s Antilla Commercial Private Limited for Rs.21.5 crore much less than the prevailing market rate.
In April 2004 Wakf board slapped a notice on the orphanage because the deal had been struck without its permission.
In 2005 Karimbhai Ibrahimbhai Khoja Orphanage paid a penalty of Rs16 lakh to regularize the deal. After that Wakf board withdrew the notice.
Arif Naseem Khan, the minorities welfare and Wakf department minister, said the Centre asked his department to consider referring the case to the CBI.
Now if Maharashtra government gives permission CBI may investigate the sale of wakf land to industrialist Mukesh Ambani.
NCP legislator Nawab Malik said that paying a penalty cannot regularize any Waqf land with retrospective effect,”
Leader of Opposition Eknath Khadse wants that state should restore the land to the Waqf board.
MLA Nawab Malik of the NCP said that if any irregularities are found, the government should treat it just like any other illegal structure in the city and demolish it.”
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