Activist demands CBI probe against Maharashtra Deputy Speaker

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013 - 00:49

Yavatmal: Right to Information (RTI) activist Bhimrao Rathod demanded a CBI probe into the assets of Maharashtra Assembly Deputy Speaker Vasant Purke and his family, here on Sunday.

Rathod claims to have procured documents obtained from the Bombay District Collector, Maharashtra Housing Development Authority and the Election Commission, showing that Purke and his wife were granted flats under the Maharashtra Chief Minister`s special quota and they have two flats under this scheme in Mumbai.

He said that copies of these documents have been sent to Mumbai based RTI activist activist Ketan Tirodkar, requesting him to proceed with a contempt of court case against the Maharashtra government.
Alleging that Purke and his family managed to suppress the fact of having flats in Mumbai, he said that Purke had committed a fraud on the Maharashtra state government and usurped flats under the CM`s special scheme quota, at a time when the Bombay High Court has asked the state government to file replies in response to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Mumbai-based RTI activist Ketan Tirodkar.

Rathod alleged that names of Purke and his wife Premlata were found missing from the list of names of beneficiaries of flats under the Maharashtra CM`s special quota.

Purke had allegedly filed an affidavit before the Election Commission while filing of nominations for his election from Ralegaon assembly segment in Yavatmal district disclosing that he and his wife owned flats in Mumbai, besides other assets across Maharashtra, Rathod said.

First Published: Monday, December 16, 2013 - 00:49
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