Adarsh scam: Ajit Pawar`s employee gets HC notice
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Last Updated: Friday, January 14, 2011, 00:06
Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today issued a notice to former chairman of Ajit Sahakar Nagar Bank and an employee of Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and NCP leader Ajit Pawar and directed him to file an affidavit giving details of his property transactions, mode of investments and properties held by him.

A division bench of Justice B H Marlapalle and Justice U D Salvi was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by former journalist Ketan Tirodkar who alleged that Pawar's employee Shivaji Kale was a member of scam-tainted Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society and had obtained a flat by giving false information in the affidavit.

According to Tirodkar, Kale, in an affidavit filed before a collector in 2004, had said that his net taxable income per month was Rs 12,000.

Tirodkar, in his PIL, said Kale was allotted an apartment in the Society on the "strength of this affidavit and recommendation of Ajit Pawar".

Kale had in his affidavit filed before the High Court on December 2008 while seeking anticipatory bail in a case lodged against him said he and his wife owned more than 70 properties worth crores of rupees, the PIL said.

Tirodkar alleged Kale in the affidavit filed before the court did not mention about the flat in the Adarsh Housing Society.

The High Court has given Kale four weeks to file his reply.


First Published: Friday, January 14, 2011, 00:06

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