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The first FIR in this case was filed in August 2016 at Kotwali police station in Prayagraj. Wasim Rizvi, the then chairman of the Shia Central Waqf Board, started illegally building shops on Old GT Road, Imambara Ghulam Hyder Tripolia. On 7 May 2016, the Regional Under Engineer, after inspection, closed down the illegal construction by demolishing the old building.
Later construction work was started again. Several letters were written to prevent this, yet construction work continued unabated. On this, an FIR was registered on 26 August 2016 by the engineer Sudhakar Mishra nominating Rizvi. A case under Section 447 and 441 of IPC was registered against Rizvi. At the same time, the second FIR was registered at Hazratganj police station in Lucknow on 27 March 2017. In this, Rizvi and Wakf Board officials were accused of canceling the registration of Wakf’s prized property in Kanpur with Rs 27 lakh and missing important papers from the journal. Apart from Wasim Rizvi, Naresh Krishna Somani, Vijay Somani, Syedain Rizvi, Biker Raza have been accused in this FIR.