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Wednesday March 28, 2012 10:37:16 PM, Staff Reporter

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Malegaon: Dr Salman Farsi, one of the accused in the 2006 Malegaon blast case, who wants to contest Malegaon Municipal Corporation (MMC) elections, is approaching Mumbai High Court against rejection of the nomination paper he filed on March 27.


The election officer, Ms Pragnya Bede rejected Dr Salman Farsi's nomination paper Wednesday saying his name is not in the voter list.


"After the scrutiny, it is found that Dr Salman Farsi's is not there in the voter list - one of the primary requirements. Hence his application is rejected", she said while speaking to


However, Dr Salman Farsi says that his name is the voter list and he is approaching Mumbai High Court against the decision.


"The corporation record uploaded on the internet shows my name is there in the voter list. But the voter list available with the election officer does not have my name. I will be applying a petition in the Mumbai High Court Thursday against the decision", Dr. Salman says while showing the printout of the internet file taken on March 19, 2012.


Dr Salman Farsi and two other blast accused, Shabbir Masihullah and Mohd Zahid, who were released on bail in November 2011, had filed their nomination papers on March 27 - the last day of submission. They were given tickets from the Samajwadi Party (SP). Earlier, they were formally inducted in the Samajwadi Party (SP) in the presence of Abu Asim Azmi who was in Malegaon two weeks ago.


Malegaon Municipal Corporation (MMC), one of the largest in the Nashik district after the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC), has 40 wards that will elect a total of 80 corporators on April 15.







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