Norsheen Akhtar, 32, daughter of a disgraced politician Jahangir Akhtar who was implicated in the Rotherham grooming scandal has been placed in charge of a support service for the town’s abuse victims.
Jahangir Akhtar resigned as the Labour-run council’s deputy leader in 2013, now his daughter has been placed in charge of a council-funded support service for the town’s abuse victims.
Miss Akhtar, who still lives with her 58 years old father in the South Yorkshire town, joined Rise after his resignation,
Norsheen Akhtar runs CSE programmes for Rotherham Rise, a charity that receives most of its funding from the council. She has been given managerial responsibility having full access confidential information on the charity’s database, including names and addresses of victims
Her father, Jahangir Akhtar, resigned as the council’s deputy leader in 2013 after he was implicated in the scandal. His resignation followed claims he helped broker a deal with police involving one of his relatives.
His relative – gang ringleader Arshid ‘Mad Ash’ Hussain – was said to have agreed to hand a missing 14-year-old girl to officers at a petrol station after receiving an assurance that he would not be prosecuted.
Mr Akhtar was also later stripped of his taxi-driver licence after a ‘fit and proper person’ test was introduced by the council.
Mr Akhtar lost his seat on the council at elections in 2014 when he was defeated by a UKIP candidate.