Pune: A court has directed that
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and his wife
Sunetra be made respondents in a case of alleged encroachment
on a piece of land in Mulshi taluka of Pune district.
Judge S M Belkar passed the order yesterday during the
ongoing hearing of the case filed in 1997 by Chandrakant
Gundgal, according to R M Thite, lawyer appearing for the
The complaint alleged that one Raghunath Tapkir against
whom the original case is filed, sold the land belonging to
Gundgal fraudulently to Sunetra Pawar on which the Pawars had
constructed a structure.
Gundgal had submitted an application before the court
saying that the Pawars too be made a party in the case as they
had encroached upon the land owned by him by "conspiring" with
the defendant Tapkir.