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MEP chief Nowhera Shaikh accused of cheating, complaint filed

MEP chief Nowhera Shaikh accused of cheating, complaint filed
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BENGALURU: At least seven candidates file complaint against founder and president of All India Mahila Empowerment Party (MEP) Dr Nowhera Shaikh accusing her of cheating party workers.

According to the complainants, Nowhera had allegedly collected blank cheques from the candidates before awarding tickets and B-forms but did not return it. However, the candidates alleged that they had not received single paise as promised but instead threatened by the party chief.

So far seven complaints has been filed against her and five others across the state including Bengaluru.

A case has been filed against Nowhera and others under IPC sections 420- cheating, 406- criminal breach of trust, 506- criminal intimidation and 34- acts and further investigations are on.

A senior police officer from the station told The New Indian Express, “A group of people, who are said to be the MEP candidates, approached us and we have filed an FIR.”

“We are verifying the documents and also gathering evidences to take action against Nowhera and her associates. It is also said that she had given B-Form to many candidates for the same constituency,” the police officer added.