November 24, 2015
The members of the Valparai Development Confederation have petitioned the District Superintendent R.V. Ramya Bharathi, demanding actions against the ex-president of Valparai Cooperative Bank for cheating.
According to M.P. Shaju, V. Hamid, the former president of Valparai Cooperative Bank and expelled AIADMK party functionary, had collected up to Rs.72 lakhs from various persons in Valparai by promising them jobs in Amma canteens and other government departments. Shaju said that Hamid had also collected money promising to get transfers for teachers. Hamid however had failed to deliver and had also verbally abused the victims when they demanded action.
Shaju further claimed that Hamid is also instigating communal violence in Valparai by hoisting green flags at all the shops there. “We conducted a black flag protest in all the buildings in Valparai demanding the development of the area. Hamid, who was then the party’s Dalit Wing Secretary, came with around 25 members and hoisted green flag in the buildings to instigate communal violence in the area. When we sought the help of the Valparai police, they did not take actions against him,” he alleged.
Following the events, Hamid was removed from all the posts he held in the party, according to a release in the AIADMK mouthpiece, Namathu MGR. But the petitioners stated that Hamid is still involving in various activities proclaiming himself as a party functionary.
A. Jabaraj, a coordinator of the association, also said that the five petitions that were submitted to the Valparai police regarding the issue were not given proper consideration. “We need the immediate intervention of the Superintendent into the issue,” he said.