Maharashtra ACB to probe corruption charges against Chhagan Bhujbal
MDT/PTI 18 September 2012

BJP leader Kirit Somaiya has alleged that Chhagan Bhujbal, the PWD minister, has misused his official position to award contracts for the Maharashtra Sadan building in Delhi to firms owned by his relatives

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has given its consent to the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to conduct an inquiry into corruption charges against senior minister Chhagan Bhujbal, reports PTI.

 

The ACB had sought permission to conduct a probe, in a letter to the additional chief secretary (home) on  18th July, following allegation by BJP leader Kirit Somaiya that Bhujbal misused his official position to award contracts for the Maharashtra Sadan building in Delhi to firms owned by his relatives.

 

"The Home Department has given its consent to the ACB to conduct the inquiry," sources said. Such a consent is needed for any action against a public servant.

 

Bhujbal, who belongs to NCP, holds the Public Works portfolio. Incidentally, the Home department is headed by RR Patil, who also belongs to the NCP.

 

Bhujbal has denied the corruption allegations.

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