NEKRTC chief in soup over verbal abuse;Baghban regrets abusing youth, blames MLA Qamarul Islam for the episode

Gulbarga||DHNS : A school teacher has given a ‘complaint’ against NEKRTC Chairman Ilyas Seth Baghban for verbally abusing her son and threatening him of life, on Monday.

Khaisarunnisa Begum, wife of former Mayor of Gulbarga late Mahmood Ahmed, has lodged a ‘complaint’ with Superintendent of Police N Shashi Kumar against Baghban for threatening her son Afzaal Mahmood, an electronics and communication engineer, of life. Apart from seeking strict action against Baghban, she has also sought police protection for her son Afzaal Mehmood (President Karvaan E Tipu Sultan Shaheed).

She has warned of launching a dharna if no action is taken against Baghban.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, Afzaal Mahmood said, the NEKRTC chairman belongs to Baghban sub-caste among Muslims and is also the leader of the community. However, recently, he was not invited for the Iftaar party held by the community members.

“I had posted a series of questions on Whatsapp group as to why Baghban was not called by his own community leaders on the evening of June 17. Minutes later, I got a call from Baghban who verbally abused me and my family members for posting the questions and said my bad time had begun.”

Baghban’s reply

Speaking to Deccan Herald, NEKRTC Chairman Ilyas Seth Baghban said that he had verbally abused Afzaal Mahmood but had not threatened him. “The Whatsapp post was very humiliating and I was forced to abuse him. However, I regret my action. I shouldn’t have used such words.”

‘Qamarul behind incident’

Baghban blamed the entire incident on Gulbarga North MLA Qamarul Islam as he was planning to contest the next Assembly elections from the city.

Baghban said, the party was not held by the community association but Qamarul had paid money to some members of the community to hold Iftaar on the condition that they don’t call him. After attending the party, he instigated Afzaal to send such posts.

He said, he was respected a lot in his community.

‘No plaint lodged’

SP N Shashi Kumar told media that no formal complaint had been lodged by Khaisarunnisa Begum in this regard but a requisition (petition) had been given to him, IGP Northeast Range and Deputy Commissioner to take strict action against the NEKRTC chairman for using abusive language and for issuing life threat. She has sought police protection to her family members, specially son Afzaal Mahmood.

He said, no official complaint had been registered.

DH News Service

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