CM nod to ACB to carry out 23 open probes

Written By Unknown on Kamis, 25 Desember 2014 | 22.23

MUMBAI: A month after granting permission to the anti-corruption bureau to conduct a probe against senior NCP leaders Ajit Pawar, Sunil Tatkare and Chhagan Bhujbal, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday cleared all 23 proposals of the agency for an open inquiry against two former ministers, a senior bureaucrat and over 100 officials.

A senior bureaucrat told TOI on Thursday that this was the first time in ACB's history that a CM has cleared such a large number of proposals and that too within a month. "It reflects the political will of Fadnavis to take on corrupt politicians and bureaucrats," he said.

While Pawar and Tatkare are being probed for their alleged involvement in the irrigation scam, Bhujbal has been blamed for the rampant irregularities in the construction of Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi. "All these proposals were pending with Prithviraj Chavan-led Congress-NCP government. No decision was taken on the proposals for obvious political reasons. But after Fadnavis took over, in less than a month, he permitted the ACB to conduct probes against the erring politicians," the bureaucrat said.

He added that besides the Pawar, Tatkare and Bhujbal probe proposals, the ACB, between January 2012 and December 17, 2014, submitted 23 proposals to conduct open inquiries against two senior politicians and over 100 state officials. According to rules, the CM has to approve the probe in case of elected representatives and gazetted officers.

The bureaucrat said during the Congress-NCP rule, crucial proposals were lying in the office of then home minister R R Patil for a long period and later in the CM's office.

He said while CM's order on the 23 proposals is yet to reach the ACB, it appears that he has approved open probes against then SRA chief executive officer Ujjwal Uke, former ministers Harshawardhan Patil and Laxman Dhoble, Mhada officials involved in Magathane SRA scheme, Mhada officials involved in redevelopment of 11 chawls on Grant Road, executive engineer of water resources department R H Chavan, principal chief conservator of forest R N Choudhary, and chief conservator of forests Sanjay Thakre.

As an open inquiry is a long-drawn procedure, the bureaucrat suggested that the ACB will have to draft a schedule to complete the probes on time. "It will be a litmus test for ACB director Pravin Dixit. Since ACB has sought permission, all cases will have to be taken to logical conclusion," he added.

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