Mumbai : Deccan Express – Claiming evidence against senior NCP leader and Maharashtra Sadan scam accused Chhagan Bhujbal and his family members, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Friday opposed Bhujbal’s plea for acquittal in a special court.
A few days back, Chhagan Bhujbal had filed an application in a special court seeking acquittal, claiming that the investigating agency did not have enough evidence to take action against him in the Maharashtra Sadan scam case. The application was opposed by the ACB. The ACB said it had evidence that Bhujbal and his family members were bribed by KS Chamankar Enterprises, a contractor renovating the Maharashtra Sadan. The next hearing on the petition is scheduled for August 21. Anjali Damania, the original complainant in the case, has sought permission from the court to intervene in the application. The court asked them to go through the legal process.
There is no evidence that the developer paid Rs 13.5 crore to the then Public Works Minister Chhagan Bhujbal, his nephew, son or his employees, who were accused in the case, the court said while acquitting Krishna Chamankar and his family. “It seems that the undue benefit of Rs 13.5 crore has gone to accused No. 1 (Chhagan Bhujbal) and 12 to 17 (Pankaj Bhujbal, Sameer Bhujbal, Tanveer Sheikh, Iram Sheikh and Sanjay Joshi),” the court observed.