Recommended Muslim Commission head has forged citizenship

Samim Ansari, who was recommended for chairman of the Muslim Commission by the Constitutional Council, has forged his citizenship, Setopati has learned.

The parliamentary hearing committee, that had received four complaints against Ansari, on Tuesday decided to probe into his credentials.

The photocopy of citizenship that Ansari had presented to the Constitutional Council mentioned that he was born on October 10, 1973. He also mentioned that the citizenship was issued on January 6, 199 from Kathmandu ward no. 9.

But his date of birth is October 10, 1980 as per the record kept in the District Administration Office, Kathmandu and the record mentions that the citizenship was issued from Kathmandu ward no. 19. The last digit of his year of birth 2037 (BS), 7 has been overwritten with 0 to make it 2030 in another record in the District Administration Office.

The parliamentary hearing committee is preparing to reject Ansari after finding out the different dates of birth and ward numbers in the government record. The committee has also accused him of presenting forged educational certificates.

Permanent resident of Kathmandu-9, Ansari was a leader of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal and had joined the then CPN-UML before the local election. He later became central committee member of CPN after unification of UML and the then CPN (Maoist Center).

The constitution prohibits recommendation of a party member for head of any constitutional body.  Many CPN lawmakers are determined to stop Ansari feeling he is getting up by pleasing the leaders.



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