Mumbai: Close on the heels of his indictment
by the Comptroller and Auditor General, Maharashtra minister Chhagan Bhujbal has come under the lens of the office of the
Charity Commissioner which has ordered inspection of a building owned by his family-run trust for violation of rules.
Joint Charity Commissioner Sharadkumar S Patil has
directed Assistant Charity Commissioner Mangesh Deshpande to
inspect the multi-storey building owned by Mumbai Education
Trust in suburban Bandra tomorrow.
The action follows a complaint lodged by a former MET
trustee Sunil Karve earlier this year that Bhujbal`s family
members were unlawfully occupying 8th and 10th floors of the
building for personal use without paying any compensation to
Deshpande will inspect the two floors in the presence
of the representatives of the applicants and respondents and
prepare a `panchnama` in respect of the premises, draw a
hand-sketched map and submit a report on April 11.
According to the order, the officer will also take still
photographs and make a video recording of the premises to show
its current status.
"Applicants shall bear the expenses of the video shooting
as well as the photographs. The applicants shall initially
deposit a sum of Rs 5000 in this office immediately," the
It also temporarily restrained the respondents from
using the 8th and 10th floors for any purpose other than those
conforming to the objectives of the Trust or which violated
the approved plan of the municipal body.