A charge sheet will be filed within a month against former Maharashtra PWD minister Chhagan Bhujbal in a case of alleged kickbacks received in the award of contract of state central library in Kalina campus of Mumbai University here, Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) told the Bombay High Court here today. In another case registered in Navi Mumbai in housing project “Hex World” scam, promoted by a realty firm owned by Bhujbal family, a charge sheet would be filed against Bhujbals son Pankaj and nephew Samir in a special court, ACB counsel told a bench headed by Justice V M Kanade. The High Court is hearing a PIL filed by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) seeking registration of FIR against Bhujbal, also an NCP leader, and his family for alleged misappropriation of funds and land grabbing. ACB said that the magnitude in the case of Kalina land grabbing case is huge and it would therefore take some time to conduct the probe. Hence, ACB said, it needed a months time to probe the matter and file charge sheet. The land plot belongs to the Mumbai University and it is being developed by a private contractor, according to ACB. In the Hex World scam, Rs 44 crore were allegedly collected from over 2000 persons for providing them houses. The project was promoted by a realty firm owned by Bhujbal family, ACB said. The ACB had yesterday filed charge sheet against Chhagan Bhujbal, Pankaj, Sameer and 14 others in the Maharashtra Sadan scam case. ACB has alleged that the contractor had allegedly given kickbacks to a company in which Pankaj and Sameer are directors. The High Court had in December 2014 directed setting up a Special Investigation Team (SIT), comprising ACB and Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials, to probe into 11 different allegations of irregularities and money laundering by private companies run by Bhujbal, his sons and relatives.
( Source – PTI )