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Senior Nationalist Congress Party leader and Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Chhagan Bhujbal, on Thursday, was cleared of all charges in the Maharashtra Sadan case probed by state’s Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).
The special court also discharged his son Pankaj, nephew and five others, who were named in the case for their alleged involvement.
In 2016, case was registered against Bhujbal and 16 others by the ACB for their allegedly favouring a development firm for a project on the land, which was owned by the Regional Transport Office.
Bhujbal, who served as the states’ PWD Minister from 2004 to 2014 was accused of favouring the developer firm, which was contracted to build the Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi and RTO building in Tardeo.
However, Bhujbal had denied the allegations and said that they were baseless. He also stated that proper process was followed during the project and no loss had occurred to the government.
Moreover, a case filed by the Enforcement Directorate, which was registered against Bhujbal on the basis of this ACB case is still pending. He was arrested by the ED in 2016 and after serving two years in jail, he was granted bail by the Bombay High Court.