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 ummid.com.
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.