In a new development to the religion caste controversy case, the Caste Scrutiny Committee on Saturday gave a clean chit to former NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede.
The order says that Wankhede was not a Muslim by birth.
The order also states that it is yet not proven that It Sameer Wankhede and his Father converted to Islam. But, it is proven that they belonged to a Hindu Mahar 37 Scheduled Caste.
Two complaints were received by the Mumbai Police where the complainant had given birth and marriage certificates of Wankhede to the committee as evidences. The case was investigated by the Caste Certificate Verification Committee under the Social Justice and Special Assistance Department of the state government.
Earlier, NCP MLA Nawab Malik, Manoj Sansare, Ashok Kamble and others had alleged that the caste certificate submitted by Wankhede were fake and documents were tampered in order to get a job under the SC category.
After Malik’s allegations, Sameer Wankhede also clarified this through a press release. Wankhede alleged that mental pressure is being created through such allegations.
As per Sameer Wankhede his father Gyandev Kachruji Wankhede retired from the Excise Department on June 30, 2007. He was a Hindu and mother a Muslim. Adding also he is a member of a multi-religious and secular family that follows true Indian traditions and I am proud of it.
News Input: K.V.Raman