fraud alleged in land purchase to start international school
A case was filed at the Mt. Lavinia District Court against the president
of the Centre for Islamic Studies alleging fraud in the purchase
of a land.
The petitioner Hameed Abdul Karim of Dehiwala cited M.C.M. Zarook
of Colombo 6 and Centre for Islamic Studies Colombo as respondents.
Mr. Hameed alleged that the first respondent Zarook was the president
and member of the institute and that he had purchased 120 perches
of land at Rs. 100,000 per perch from Welcome Traders to start a
school by the name of Amal International School to provide education
to Muslims in Sri Lanka.
Mr. Zarook wrote to the Board of Trustees of the school stating
that 20 perches of the land occupied by the school belonged to his
daughter Fatima Minna and to make payment to purchase the land for
the school. Mr. Hameed said that Mr. Zarook had fraudulently claimed
20 perches of the said property and withdrawn Rs. 5 million from
the school account on the pretext of purchasing the land.
petitioner wanted an enjoining order against the 1st respondent
preventing him from taking any action regarding the land until the
determination of the application. The magistrate Laffar Tahir called
for written submissions from the attorneys and the case was postponed
for June 20, 2006.