A massive alleged cash-for-favours scandal has rocked the Congress party, specifically, former U.P MLA Nadeem Javed, who is the current chairperson of Minority Development of the AICC (All India Congress Committee) and against whom a Rs 10 crore charge has been levelled.
Republic TV has accessed a video recorded outside the Islamic Centre in Delhi on Tuesday which shows Javed being confronted by the persons who allegedly paid him Rs 10 crore in 2015 in exchange for his help in obtaining requisite permissions to set up a slaughterhouse in UP. After a short but loud confrontation, during which the attackers repeatedly demanded Rs 10 crore that he had allegedly taken from them, Javed, with the help of his aides, drives away.
Regarding the purported cash-for-favours transaction, Republic TV has also accessed a letter that has been written to Congress president Rahul Gandhi apprising him of the matter. In the letter, the proprietor of Okhla, New Delhi-based Medina Frozen Food Exports is named as the complainant and the events that took place, largely in 2015, are described:
Mohd Shafique, also one of the complainants, spoke to Republic TV and explained the circumstances behind the matter, while Javed also issued a statement reiterating that he had lodged an FIR over the confrontation at the Islamic Centre, and also, that if there was such a cash-for-favours complaint, the appropriate forums should have been approached.
Javed said: "The people who attacked me, I don't know them. They tried to lynch me. It speaks about the security of New Delhi", and added, "I'm in politics for 25 years. There's not one allegation against me. If anyone has an allegation against me, there are forums to complain to."